Vila v. Inter-American Investment Corp., No. 08-7042

By FindLaw Staff on June 19, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In an unjust enrichment action by an independent consultant for Defendant Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), the District Court's denial of Defendant's motion to dismiss is affirmed where, by waiving immunity from unjust enrichment claims of independent consultants whom the IIC solicits to help negotiate the commercial lending agreements that are central to its function, the IIC gains a corresponding benefit that furthers its objectives.

Read Vila v. Inter-Am. Inv. Corp., No. 08-7042.

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
(No. 1:06-cv-02143-RBW)
Filed June 19, 2009


Before: ROGERS and TATEL, Circuit Judges, and WILLIAMS, Senior Circuit Judge.
Opinion for the court by Circuit Judge ROGERS.
Dissenting opinion by Senior Circuit Judge WILLIAMS.


Nancy L. Perkins argued the cause and filed the briefs for appellant.

F. Douglas Hartnett argued the cause and filed the brief for appellee.

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