Quantum Valebant

Quantum Valebant

[Latin, As much as they were worth.] An archaic form of Pleading a lawsuit to recover payment for goods that have been sold and delivered.

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(3) "Quantum meruit" (Latin for "how much he deserves") was the common count in an action of general assumpsit to recover payment for the value of labor and services ' Another common count was "quantum valebant" ("how much they are worth"), which was used to recover payment for goods sold and delivered.

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