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implied-in-law contract

Legal Definition of implied-in-law contract

Synonyms

  1. quasi-contract

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Definition of implied-in-law contract

Further reading

A quasi-contract, also called an implied-in-law contract, is a legal substitute for a contract. A quasi-contract is a contract that should have been formed, even though in actuality it was not. It is used when a court wishes to create an obligation upon a non-contracting party to avoid injustice and to ensure fairness. It is invoked in circumstances of unjust enrichment.

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