Where There is a Question Over the Existence of a Contract, Plaintiff Can Assert Both Unjust Enrichment and Contract Claims

On May 30, 2024, the First Department issued a decision in 110 NC LLC v. Bank of Am., N.A., 2024 NY Slip Op. 02974, holding that when there is a question regarding the existence of a contract, a plaintiff can assert both unjust enrichment and breach of contract claims, explaining:

As for the unjust enrichment claim, the motion court properly determined that where, as here, there is a bona fide dispute as to the existence of a contract or the application of a contract in the dispute in issue, a plaintiff may proceed upon a theory of quasi contract as well as breach of contract, and will not be required to elect his or her remedies.

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