Unliquidated damages

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UNLIQUIDATED DAMAGES. Such damages, as are unascertained. In general such damages cannot be set-off. No interest will be allowed on unliquidated damages. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1108. See Liquidated, Liquidated Damages.

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It is further submitted that through the instant appeal the appellant does not press to the extent of the unliquidated damages but to the extent of the recovery letter dated 20-12-2006 issued in violation of the law as well as the judgment of this Court titled as Mst.
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