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The Law of Restitution, Looseleaf Edition
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Winner of the David W. Mundell Medal and the Walter Owen Book Prize 1993 Restitutionary law offers recovery for unjust enrichment in a broad range of legal settings. With a complete explanation of the leading Canadian and Commonwealth authorities, The Law of Restitution, Looseleaf Edition covers a wide spectrum of topics, including:
  • Canadian reception of the unjust enrichment principle
  • The modern restitutionary claim
  • The constructive trust
  • Tracing
  • Subrogation
  • Mistake
  • Ineffective transactions
  • Restitution from public authorities
  • Profit from wrongdoing
  • Officiousness - and more
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About the Author

The late Peter D. Maddaugh, Q.C., was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Victoria and a Professor of Law and Assistant Dean at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1971 and worked for several years in private practice at Torys in Toronto, while acting as legal counsel to various government departments and commissions. During his years in practice, he was retained by a variety of financial institutions, including insurance companies and both domestic and foreign banking interests.

John D. McCamus is a Professor of Law and University Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Prior to joining the Osgoode faculty, he articled with Toronto law firm Fasken and Calvin and served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for Chief Justice Laskin. At Osgoode he served as Dean from 1982 to 1987, and his principal areas of research have included private law, restitution and contract, commercial law and information practices law.

From 1993 to 1996, Professor McCamus served as Chair of the Ontario Law Reform Commission. He is an experienced adjudicator in human rights and labour disputes, has acted as an arbitrator in commercial disputes and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Professor McCamus is an Associated Scholar in the Toronto office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and a member of the Advisory Committee of the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment.