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    Henry went to Kansas for vacation and when he returned home, someone had built an in-ground pool in his backyard. Henry had never spoken to anyone about a pool. Later, it is discovered that the pool was to go in the neighbor's yard. Henry receives a bill from the pool company for the value of the pool. He refuses to pay. The pool company sues. Discuss the grounds on which the pool company might recover. Would it make any difference if Henry had been home during Spring break, noticed the error, and failed to inform the pool company?

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    This has to do with the equitable doctrine of unjust enrichment.

    In this case, the company can only recover if Henry agrees to accept the job and pay the company. Absent this, the pool company cannot recover from Henry ...

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    The solution discusses the ground on which the pool company might recover.