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quasi-contract

n
(Law) an implied contract which arises without the express agreement of the parties
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But he who has experience of the manner in which we order justice and administer the state, and still remains, has entered into an implied contract that he will do as we command him.
The plaintiff admitted he was an at-will employee until the 1991 personnel manual came into being, but claimed that the manual created an implied contract permitting discharge only for cause.
To downplay educational viability is to ethically breach the implied contract that institutions of higher education have with society (Speck, 2000).
One type of implied contract is termed a "psychological contract." Psychological contracts were initially considered in the 1960s (e.g., 5), with more recent authors defining them as employee beliefs regarding the reciprocal obligations between themselves and their employers [12].
Schism--were promised lifetime care by military recruiters as an "implied contract." The two entered the service before June 7, 1956, which was the date Congress voted to restrict medical care to space and staff available in military hospitals.
Firms placed their brands at jeopardy every time they breached their implied contract with customer expectations.
Marvin sued to enforce an implied contract whereby she was entitled to half of the property acquired during the relationship and support payments.
However, the judge let stand claims that the companies breached their fiduciary duty not to disclose a person's medical and prescription information without that patient's knowledge and consent, broke the implied contract between a pharmacist and patient to keep all medical information confidential, and violated New York general business laws by engaging in deceptive practices.
It's a long-term public trust, and it's an implied contract with the people that we're in it for the long term."
In its June 18, 1998 opinion granting in part and denying in part Taco Bell's motion to dismiss Wrench's state law claims, the district court held that federal copyright law preempted the unjust enrichment claim(129) but that [sections] 301 did not preempt Wrench's misappropriation, conversion, and unfair competition claims.(130) The court retained these claims "because they require Plaintiffs to prove an extra element not required for a copyright infringement claim, namely, the existence of a legal relationship arising from an implied contract."(131)
Another well-known African American lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, joined Gary to represent All Pro Sports Camps, accusing Disney of fraud, theft of trade secrets, breaking an implied contract and breaching a confidentiality agreement.
(Note: there are some exceptions to your freedom to terminate "at will" employees, such as when an employee has an implied contract and when a public policy exception applies.) Although it is generally better to specify why a worker is being terminated, there are occasions when you may wish to say, "This just didn't work out." In that case, you will have a hard time avoiding paying unemployment benefits.