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Unjust Enrichment


Kiriakou v. Pentzos | 2020 ONSC 227 | Ontario Superior Court of Justice


An unjust enrichment is more than the exchange of mutual benefits arising from cohabitation or the sharing of expenses. ...
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To establish unjust enrichment, [applicant] must prove three things: an enrichment of or benefit to [respondent], a corresponding deprivation to [applicant], and the absence of a juristic reason for the enrichment. A juristic reason can be a contract, a disposition of law, donative intent, and other valid common law, equitable or statutory obligations ...
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