unjust enrichment

Definitions of "unjust enrichment"
  1. Occurs when someone retains a benefit like money from another person when fairness and justice require giving restitution to the party that conferred the benefit
  2. A principle that ensures fair treatment by demanding an equitable solution for someone who has suffered harm due to another person's unjust retention of a benefit
How to use "unjust enrichment" in a sentence
  1. The court ordered the businessman to pay back the funds, citing unjust enrichment.
  2. Unjust enrichment became the main grounds for the lawsuit when the company refused to return the overpayment.
  3. To avoid accusations of unjust enrichment, the nonprofit promptly returned the unexpected extra donation.

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