Quantum Meruit definition:
Latin: as much as is deserved.
Related Terms: Unjust Enrichment
A legal principle under which a person should not be obliged to pay, nor should another be allowed to receive, more than the value of the goods or services exchanged; hence, as much as is deserved only.
A lawsuit that is based on an implied contract, rather than a written one, to recover the value for what was provided
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(n) Quantum merit is the determination of value of the services extended based on the amount of work and the rate of work existing there for similar work, when an agreement or contract is not existing between the parties.
The Latin term "Quantum" means, in a UK legal context: "how much, an amount".
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Quantum Latin: amount or extent. Quantum meruit Latin for "as much as is deserved." This is a legal principle under which a person should not be obliged to pay, nor should another be allowed to receive, more than the value of the goods or services exchanged.
(kwahn-tuhm mare-ooh-it) n. Latin for "as much as he deserved," the actual value of services performed.
Latin for "as much as is deserved." This is a legal principle under which a person should not be obliged to pay, nor should another be allowed to receive, more than the value of the goods or services exchanged.
quantum meruit - Expression means "as much as he deserves," and describes the extent of liability on a contract implied by law.
quid pro quo - What for what; something for something; giving one valuable thin- for another.
quash - To overthrow; to abate; to vacate ...
Quantum damnificatus. How much is he injured.
Non damnificatus. He is not injured.
Damnum absque injuria. A loss without injury: deprivation without legal injury; a loss for which the law provides no remedy. Opposed, injuria absque damno: injury without legal damage.
Quantum Meruit: The equitable value of the goods or services in question. The doctrine of quantum meruit allows a plaintiff to recover the reasonable value of goods or services provided to another who has derived a benefit and not paid for such benefit.
~ - How much, an amount
Quid pro quo - Consideration. something for something
QUANTUM MERUIT, pleading. As much as he has deserved. When a person employs another to do work for him, without any agreement as to his compensation, the lawimplies a promise from, the employer to the workman that he will pay him for his services, as much as be may deserve or merit.
~ OF PROOF: See STANDARD OF PROOF.
QUO WARRANTO: An extraordinary writ usually issued by a higher Court to prevent continued assertion of unlawful authority by a public officer.
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~ How much, the extent. The amount of money sought in a claim for damages.
~ valeat For as much as it is worth.
Quasi As if; as though.
The amount of money or compensation awarded as damages (q.v.).
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q quantum meruit"What he deserves". It describes the extent of liability on a contract.
quashReverse or nullify.
quid pro quoTit for tat.
Subsets: Conflict of law
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The reasonable value of services provided, which a winning party may be able to recover from an opponent who broke a contract.
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~: Latin: amount or extent.
~ meruit: (Latin: as much as he has deserved) Principle stating that a person should not be obliged to pay (nor another allowed to receive) more than the value of the goods or services provided.
[Latin, as much as he/she deserved] 1 : a claim or count grounded on an implied contract that the defendant would pay the plaintiff as much as deserved for services or materials provided ;specif : a ...
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Debt is a more extensive remedy for the recovery of money than assumpsit or covenant, for it lies to recover money due upon legal liabilities, such as for money lent, paid, had and received, due on an account stated for work and labor, or for the price of goods, and a quantum valebant thereon or ...
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