'like' contract. A very contentious term at present, it describes cases where parties have an obligation that resembles contract but where there is actually no contract at all. In England it was (and still is) predominantly used for cases involving money had and received, and in Scotland was (and still is) used to describe cases under the various actions for recovery of mistaken payments and for work done without contract. Modern theorists have demonstrated that quasi-contractual actions have nothing to do with contract at all but rather describe, mostly, claims in restitution for unjust enrichment. Accordingly, the term is becoming used by fewer and fewer commentators.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
An obligation created by the law in the absence of an agreement or contract; not based upon the intentions or expressions of the parties.
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