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Discusses the case 'Attorney General v. Blake,' where the Canadian House of Lords accepted the concept of gain-based relief for breach of contract. Calculation of contractual relief with reference either to what the plaintiff lost or what the defendant gained; Delineation of the relevant cause of...
Introduction: Historically, the common law's attitude towards one who mistakenly provided non-monetary benefits to another, who neither requested nor acquiesced in their conferment, was tight-fisted and fiercely individualistic. \"One cleans another's shoes; what can the other do but put them...
Introduction: The orthodox response to a breach of contract is compensation. The defendant must, through the monetary proxy of damages, place the plaintiff in the position that she would have enjoyed if the contract had been properly performed. The value of that remedy is calculated exclusively...
In this article, the author explores the principle of unjust enrichment as formulated by courts of common law jurisdictions in Canada. He analyzes and assesses that principle in light of comparable principles applied in England, Australia and Quebec. He argues that while sound in many respects,...