Definitions for "Quantum Meruit"
As much as he deserves. An equitable remedy used by the courts to determine the amount that should be paid as merited by the service performed
Latin for "as much as is deserved." 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.
Expression means "as much as he deserves," and describes the extent of liability on a contract implied by law.
Where a person carries out some but not all the work agreed under a lump sum agreement he can claim remuneration for the value of the work actually undertaken