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Show Me My Money (Reisenfeld & Company v. The Network Group Inc., p. 321) Why does the court see this case as involving a quasi-contract as opposed to an actual contract? A quasi-contract is not actually a contract. It is an order by the court to prevent one party from being unjustly enriched at the expense of another (Kubasek et al., 2013). There must be: 1. A benefit conferred by the plaintiff upon the defendant. 2. Knowledge by the defendant of the benefit. 3. Retention of the benefit by the defendant under circumstances where it would be unjust to do so without payment (FindLaw, 2019). In the Reisenfeld & Company v. The Network Group Inc. case the court decided Reisenfeld could sue BSI, the property owners, on a quasi-contract theory. Reisenfeld, a real estate broker for Dick’s, entered into commission agreements with Network, a company contracted by BSI to sublease their properties. Dick’s subleased two of BSI’s properties and Network failed to pay the commission owed to Reisenfeld so he took both companies to court. In the agreements made during the subleasing process, BSI stated that it would pay a commission to Network and that

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