Can a party recover in restitution where another party has been unjustly enriched at that party's expense?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Cartoon v. Natterjack Animation, 2002 BCSC 1763 (CanLII):

In general, the law recognizes the right of a party to recover in restitution where another party has been “unjustly enriched” at that party’s expense. Three requirements must be met: there must be an enrichment, a corresponding deprivation and the absence of any juristic reason for the enrichment (Pettkus v. Becker, 1980 CanLII 22 (SCC), [1980] 2 S.C.R. 834).

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