quantum meruit

Definitions of "quantum meruit"
  1. This term refers to a claim based on an unspoken agreement that payment will be made in return for services or materials given
  2. This term is a legal principle allowing compensation for services or materials delivered even in the absence of a formal agreement, as long as the recipient used and accepted them with an awareness that payment was expected
How to use "quantum meruit" in a sentence
  1. The judge ruled in favor of the construction company based on quantum meruit, as they had provided valuable resources and labor despite the lack of a formal contract.
  2. In the absence of a concrete agreement, the freelance designer brought a quantum meruit claim for the branding work done for the company.
  3. The court declared that the gardener could seek payment based on quantum meruit principle, despite the absence of an explicit contract to pay for maintaining the property.

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