Unjust enrichment occurs when one party illegally benefits from another party. It is based on quasi-contract, which is an obligation of one party to another imposed by law independently of an agreement between the parties. A claim for an unjust enrichment is based on legal fiction, meaning that the assertion is accepted as true. In other words, although the parties never indicated by word or deed that an agreement existed between them, the injured party may recover under quasi-contract.
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