quasi-contract

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quasi-contract

n
(Law) an implied contract which arises without the express agreement of the parties
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Although some Florida courts have described quasi contracts as being 'equitable in nature,' the term has been used in the sense of 'fairness,' to describe that quality which makes an enrichment unjust, and not as a reference to the equity side of the court.") (internal citations omitted).
"To describe the cause of action encompassed by a contract implied in law, Florida courts have synonymously used a number of different terms - quasi contract, unjust enrichment, restitution, constructive contract, and quantum meruit." Commerce Partnership 8098 Limited Partnership v.
For this reason it is believed that it is more logical to treat the subject of constructive trusts with the subject of quasi contracts rather than with the subject of trusts.

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