officious intermeddler

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Examples

A leaves for vacation for two weeks during the summer. B mows A's lawn. B requests payment for this service. Under common law doctrine B is not entitled to any payment from A beyond whatever A cares to give.

officious intermeddler ‎(plural officious intermeddlers)

  1. A person who voluntarily, and without request or pre-existing legal duty, interjects himself/herself into the affairs of another, then seeks remuneration for services or reimbursement.

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  • Second Restatement of Contracts Sec. 74
  • Black's Law Dictionary