Implied-in-Law Contract Law and Legal Definition
An implied-in-law contract is an obligation created by law for the sake of justice. An implied-in-law contract may be formed because of an obligation imposed by law due to some special relationship between them, or may be since one of them would be unjustly enriched otherwise. This contract is also known as contract implied in law, quasi-contract, or constructive contract. An implied-in-law contract is not a contract, but actually a remedy that allows the plaintiff to recover a benefit conferred on the defendant. Since, the claim for redress of unjust enrichment did not fit well into either category of contract or tort; they came to be described as claims in quasi-contract.