Unjust Enrichment claims arise when two or more parties have a quasi-contractual relationship. Unjust Enrichment requires proof that: (1) Plaintiff provided a benefit to the Defendant; (2) the Defendant had knowledge of the benefit provided; (3) the Defendant voluntarily accepted and retained the benefit provided by Plaintiff; and, (4) the circumstances of the case are such that it would be inequitable for the Defendant to retain the benefit provided with out paying the value of the benefit to the Plaintiff.
Unjust Enrichment claims do not require that the parties have a valid contract. Instead, the court evaluates the equities between the parties to determine whether the Plaintiff is entitled to compensation. Unjust Enrichment claims are often brought in conjunction with other contract-type claims as an alternate theory of relief.
If you need assistance regarding an Unjust Enrichment claim in Palm Beach or Broward County, Florida, please contact the Law Office of Vincent E. Schindeler, P.A., at (954) 522-8686.