2022 Georgia Code
Title 9 - Civil Practice
Chapter 2 - Actions Generally
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 9-2-7. Implied Promise to Pay for Services or Property

Universal Citation: GA Code § 9-2-7 (2022)

Ordinarily, when one renders service or transfers property which is valuable to another, which the latter accepts, a promise is implied to pay the reasonable value thereof. However, this presumption does not usually arise in cases between very near relatives.

History. Civil Code 1895, § 4936; Civil Code 1910, § 5513; Code 1933, § 3-107.

History of Code section.

This Code section is derived from the decision in Hudson v. Hudson, 90 Ga. 581 , 16 S. E. 349 (1892).

Law reviews.

For comment on Cooper v. Cooper, 59 Ga. App. 832 , 2 S.E.2d 145 (1939), see 2 Ga. B.J. 41 (1939).

For comment advocating liberal construction of indefinite employment contract, in light of Gray v. Aiken, 205 Ga. 649 , 54 S.E.2d 587 (1949), see 1 Mercer L. Rev. 304 (1950).

For article discussing quantum meruit actions by attorneys against clients, see 16 Ga. St. B.J. 150 (1980).

For note, the voluntary-payment doctrine in Georgia, see 16 Ga. L. Rev. 893 (1982).

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