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Wayne Moving & Storage of New Jersey, Inc. v. Sch. Dist. of Philadelphia, 09-3890

In plaintiff's suit against a school district under a theory of unjust enrichment for unpaid moving services, district court's grant of plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and an award of $830,071.18 plus interest are reversed and remanded where: 1) plaintiff's claim of unjust enrichment is barred by Section 508 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code, which applies to "contracts of any kind," including those contracts implied by courts in unjust enrichment claims, and here, because the acts of the school district not in compliance with the provisions of Section 508 are rendered "void and unenforceable," the school district cannot be bound under an implied contract of unjust enrichment; and 2) the school district is not equitably estopped from relying on Section 508.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 09/14/2010
  • Decided 10/28/2010
  • Published 10/28/2010

Judges

  • <a href="http://pview.findlaw.com/view/2867598_1">FISHER</a>

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • <a href="http://pview.findlaw.com/view/3922807_1">Joseph Anclien</a>, <a href="http://pview.findlaw.com/view/3626630_1">Wei-Wei Chiu</a>