Demystifying Enrichment Without Cause

67 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2018

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Nikolaos Davrados

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law; University of Nicosia

Date Written: July 23, 2018


This Article explores two mysteries surrounding the theory of enrichment without cause that still bedevil scholars and the courts—the theory’s foundation and its scope of application. Part I examines the history, characteristic features, and underlying principles of enrichment without cause as a source of obligations and a special expression of the more general principle of unjustified enrichment. Part II applies this historical and comparative information in an attempt to decipher the precise scope of application of enrichment without cause in Louisiana law, in hopes that this contribution will prompt a more general discussion on the formulation of a coherent Louisiana model of enrichment without cause.

Keywords: civil law, enrichment, Louisiana Civil Code

Suggested Citation

Davrados, Nikolaos, Demystifying Enrichment Without Cause (July 23, 2018). 78 La. L. Rev. 1223 (2018); Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2018-11. Available at SSRN:

Nikolaos Davrados (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ( email )

7214 St. Charles Ave., Box 901
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

University of Nicosia ( email )

46 Makedonitissas Avenue
Nicosia, Nicosia 24005

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