Chapter 9 Notes - 2

Chapter 9 Notes - 2 - as a result of misconduct or...

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Ch. 9 Quasi Contract (Implied-in-law) – a fictional contract imposed on the parties by a court in the interests of fairness and justice; usually imposed to avoid the unjust enrichment of one party at the expense of another Equitable rather than legal contracts. Imposed to avoid unjust enrichment of one party Quantum meruit – “as much as he deserves.” Describes the extent of liability on a quasi contract o Scheerer v. Fisher o Limitations: Party who has conferred a benefit on someone else unnecessarily or
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Unformatted text preview: as a result of misconduct or negligence cannot invoke the doctrine of quasi contract Interpretation of Contracts • Plain Language Laws • Plain Meaning Rule o Meaning of terms must be determined from the face of the instrument o Wagner v. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.: Contract was not specific enough, defendants win • Other Rules of Interpretation: Use the parties’ intent...
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