contract implied in law
- A form of obligation known as a quasi-contract that occurs in circumstances where there was no express agreement between parties, but justice and fairness dictate that one party should compensate the other
- A contract implied in law was created when the service provider repaired the customer's car without a formal agreement, and thus could reasonably expect payment.
- When a neighbor accidentally trimmed trees on a wrong property thinking it was his own, a contract implied in law could require him to compensate the actual owner.
- The food provided to a patient in the hospital created a contract implied in law, even though there was no agreement beforehand between the patient and the hospital.