For some lawyers, perhaps, the term "Restitution," as a title in the classification of our law, sprang Athena-like from the head of the American Law Institute, when, in 1937, it published The Restatement of the Law of Restitution. Yet the subject matter included under this title is far from new; it is simply a grouping together of the common law Quasi Contract--the "contract implied in law" of an earlier day--and the corresponding right to equitable relief to prevent an unjust enrichment. Although the name may be unfamiliar its importance is indicated by the following statement by Lord Wright.
Edward S. Thurston,
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN RESTITUTION: 1940-1947,
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