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Quasi-Contract Restitution

Quasi-Contract Restitution

This lesson will address the remedy of quantum meruit, including such remedy for breaches of legally-unenforceable contracts and the bestowing of unsolicited benefits.


This is one of two videos on restitution, an equitable remedy. It will address the availability of restitution when a plaintiff bestows a benefit on a defendant pursuant to an unenforceable contract and also when a plaintiff provides a benefit or payment to a defendant without any agreement. Restitutionary remedies in these two contexts are commonly called quasi-contract or quantum meruit. Another video will discuss restitution for torts.

Before turning to restitution in the contractual...