Unjust Enrichment


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Unjust Enrichment

In law, a situation in which one person profits from a venture but does not provide adequate compensation to another person who helped in the venture. Unjust enrichment may result from underpayment, failure to honor a contract, or slavery. One found liable for unjust enrichment may have to pay the person who was mistreated.
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Brummer's unjust enrichment claim was also held to be deficient because there was no allegation of actual loss.
There is also much unjust enrichment of white families versus black families, in that most white families have ancestors who were unjustly enriched under the 340 years of slavery and Jim Crow segregation -- and have passed that wealth down to current generations of whites.
This article begins by examining many of the critical, long-lasting debates concerning the domestic law organization of the concepts of restitution and unjust enrichment, with particular regards to proprietary restitutionary remedies which may arise in connection with claims said to be based on unjust enrichment.
Additionally, FUTSA damages may include any unjust enrichment accruing to the person who misappropriated the trade secret.
Wysong argued on appeal that questions of fact precluded the trial court's determination that he did not purchase the Ulster County book of business and dismissal of his unjust enrichment claim.
Unjust enrichment is an equitable doctrine that originated in the Courts of Equity, the court system parallel to the Courts of Law until the historic merger of the two systems in the 19th century.
The publication of the Restatement of the Law Third: Restitution and Unjust Enrichment is an important accomplishment.
In Georgia Malone, a divided Court of Appeals held that a plaintiffs unjust enrichment claim could be dismissed as a matter of law at an early pleading stage.
and Sony Pictures, suing for breach of contract, misappropriation of likeness and unjust enrichment.
Trade-dress infringement, unfair competition and unjust enrichment claims were thrown out by district judge Shira Scheindlin.
The trial court ruled in Fremont's favor on summary judgment, imposing an equitable mortgage without reaching the unjust enrichment issue.
JT is seeking the money plus court costs and attorney's fees for breach of contract and unjust enrichment.