The interaction between property principles and restitution for unjust enrichment is controversial. Property theorists resent the attempts by the proponents of restitution theory to assert that property is subordinate to restitution. Restitution theorists are critical of property theorists for refusing to accept their new ordering of the law. In addition, the issues involved are technical and difficult.
Barkehall Thomas, Susan
"Tracing, Restitution and Innocent Donees: Who Wants to be a Volunteer Anyway?,"
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