Quasi contract

A quasi contract is a situation in which one party is judged to have an obligation to another party, even in the absence of a formal contract. This determination by a court allows a plaintiff to recover damages from a defendant. The condition is considered to be present based on the following factors:

  • The plaintiff has given goods or services to the defendant with the expectation of being paid
  • The defendant has accepted the goods or services but has not paid
  • The defendant will be unjustly enriched unless the court requires payment