Quasi-Contract

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Quasi-Contract

In law, an agreement imposed upon the parties by a court to establish legal equity. A quasi-contract is imposed when the parties should have signed a real contract, but did not, and therefore may find themselves in an inequitable situation.
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Joyce, Zawaki and Suburban owed MacNeal Hospital an implied quasi-contractual obligation for indemnification based on the assertions contained in the second-amended complaint that Drs.
They implicitly predicated a quasi-contractual relationship between God and his faithful servants in which their obligations to him were balanced by his obligations to them.
This institutional framework determines the organizational form of regulation through its effects on quasi-contractual mechanisms, whose object is to exchange "rights to regulate", i.
26) Quasi-contractual claims for unjust enrichment are thus recoverable by the bankruptcy trustee.
In Pierce, the owner of a hospital attempted to extinguish this so called "buffer zone" in an effort to uphold a multi-million dollar judgment it recovered against a mechanical subcontractor for breach of contract on the legal theory of third-party beneficiary, or, in other words, the owner contended that it was the beneficiary of the contract between the general contractor and the mechanical subcontractor which created a quasi-contractual relationship between the owner and the sub.
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