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Title: Unjust Enrichment and Contract
Authors: Jaffey, Peter
First Published: 3-Nov-2014
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: The Modern Law Review, 2014, 77 (6), pp. 983-993
Abstract: Benedetti v Sawiris was concerned with the measure of a quantum meruit, and in particular whether a ‘subjective’ or ‘objective’ measure should be preferred. The Supreme Court addressed the issue broadly in line with the approach in the mainstream academic literature on unjust enrichment, according to which this is a problem of how to measure benefit. The article argues that this unjust enrichment approach is misguided because it obscures the role of agreement and conflates transfer and exchange, and that a contractual analysis of the case would make the issues clearer and easier to resolve.
DOI Link: 10.1111/1468-2230.12099
ISSN: 0026-7961
eISSN: 1468-2230
Links: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-2230.12099/abstract;jsessionid=872E98A4553FF57A252B101FBEF38E79.f01t02?systemMessage=Please+be+advised+that+we+experienced+an+unexpected+issue+that+occurred+on+Saturday+and+Sunday+January+20th+and+21st+that+caused+the+site+to+be+down+for+an+extended+period+of+time+and+affected+the+ability+of+users+to+access+content+on+Wiley+Online+Library.+This+issue+has+now+been+fully+resolved.++We+apologize+for+any+inconvenience+this+may+have+caused+and+are+working+to+ensure+that+we+can+alert+you+immediately+of+any+unplanned+periods+of+downtime+or+disruption+in+the+future.
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/41085
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, The Author, © 2014 The Modern Law Review Limited. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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