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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Focus: Statute of Frauds Unjust Enrichment Andrew Wyderka appeals from a judgment awarding $2593.
Despite the lack of a contract provision for the additional expenses, COA said PNCC wa still allowed to recover the amount 'to avoid unjust enrichment.
It requires, in particular, some appreciation of the (controversial) role of trusts within the law of unjust enrichment and within the law of restitution more generally.
The Committee had in its Report concluded inter-alia that there has been unjust enrichment to the contractor of the block KG-DWN-98/3 due to production of the migrated gas from ONGCs blocks KG-DWN-98/2 and Godavari PML.
Among specific topics are concepts and preliminary questions, the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Chinese courts, and choice of law in contract, and choice of law in unjust enrichment and negotiorum gestio.
The common law has traditionally organized its law of unjust enrichment by unjust factors.
The Korean bank had accused Citigroup Global Markets of common law fraud, unjust enrichment and negligent misrepresentation.
3) An equitable estoppel claim is predicated on some unsavory action by the construction lender (4) while an unjust enrichment claim is grounded in a lender being inappropriately benefited as a result of the activities of the claimant to the detriment of such claimant.
Freedoms Committee calls for tougher punishment on unjust enrichment.
Unjust enrichment obliges beneficiaries to disgorge the gains.
The UTSA damages provision provides that remedies for misappropriation of a trade secret can include "both the actual loss caused by misappropriation and the unjust enrichment caused by misappropriation that is not taken into account in computing actual loss.
Brummer accepted Powell's offer but later sued for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment.