Chapter 47. Unjust Enrichment

  1. Dennis Patterson Professor2,3,4
  1. Ernest J. Weinrib Special Lecturer Fellow

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch47

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition

How to Cite

Weinrib, E. J. (2010) Unjust Enrichment, in A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Second edition (ed D. Patterson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320114.ch47

Editor Information

  1. 2

    European University Institute, Florence, Italy

  2. 3

    Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, USA

  3. 4

    Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. University of Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170062

Online ISBN: 9781444320114

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Keywords:

  • unjust enrichment;
  • Restatement of Restitution (1937) - stating that if a person is unjustly enriched - required to make restitution to the other;
  • inner unity of principles of private law and corrective justice;
  • transfer of value - distinguishing between things that have value and value itself;
  • transfer elements of liability;
  • transfer of value - concerning notion of “subjective devaluation”;
  • acceptance as a relational notion;
  • mistaken payments - as core case of unjust enrichment, falling under two kinds of situations;
  • correctively unjust enrichment - corrective justice seeking to explicate normative considerations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Transfer of Value

  • The Transfer Elements of Liability

  • Unjustness

  • Correctively Unjust Enrichment

  • References