quantum meruit

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quantum meruit

(ˈmɛruːɪt)
(Law) as much as he has earned: denoting a payment for goods or services in partial fulfilment of a contract or for those supplied when no price has been agreed
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A home remodeling contractor who has entered into an oral contract for home remodeling, in violation of section 15 of the Home Repair and Remodeling Act (815 LLCS 513/1 et seq), may not only seek recovery under a theory of in quantum meruit but also enforce the oral contract, the Illinois Supreme Court has held.
In this case, a Miller Act surety in a connection with a construction project sought to recover in quantum meruit the amount over the original contract price that it was required to pay in order to complete the project after the contractor defaulted.
The court held that she was entitled to damages in quantum meruit equal to one third of the farm's value (after subtracting its original cost and renovation expenses).