Baker v. Maclay Properties Co – Case Brief Summary (Louisiana)

In Baker v. Maclay Properties Co., 94-1529 (La. 01/17/95), 648 So. 2d 888, the Louisiana Supreme Court reiterated the five requirements for a showing of unjust enrichment:

(1) there must be an enrichment;

(2) there must be an impoverishment;

(3) there must be a connection between the enrichment and resulting impoverishment;

(4) there must be an absence of "justification" or "cause" for the enrichment and impoverishment;

(5) there must be no other remedy at law available to plaintiff.