INTRODUCTION: Thirty years ago, Professor Graham Douthwaite said that restitution can "arise in a bedazzling variety of situations."' He also said that practitioners usually are not aware of "the restitutionary implications or potential" of their clients' problems. Over 50 years ago, Professor John Dawson said that "[i]t is doubtful even now whether most lawyers have an adequate conception of the range and resources of the remedy." About twenty years ago, I said of Professor Dawson's statement, "It is doubtful whether the situation has much improved in the last thirty years." Unfortunately, I can still repeat that concern.
Quantum Meruit and the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment,
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