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Defendant Unjustly Enriched By Use Of Unpaid Materials

Sunday, February 04, 2007 11:30 am

Defendant Unjustly Enriched By Use Of Unpaid Materials

The Court of Appeals of Michigan held that a general contractor was liable to plaintiffs for using the materials they had supplied to a subcontractor without paying for them. The plaintiffs prevailed in their unjust enrichment claim because the general contractor knew that they had not been paid.

Detroit contracted with defendant EBI-Detroit (EBI) to be its general contractor for construction of a $28 million wastewater treatment facility. EBI furnished payment [...]

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