- Quantum meruit means “the amount he deserves” or “as much as he has earned”. In most cases, this means a claim for a reasonable amount in respect of services or goods supplied to the defendant.
Refunds for services or goods supplied to the defendant are possible in cases where the plaintiff does not receive compensation for the performance of its obligations or the supply of goods. The plaintiff usually must show that the defendant directly or indirectly requested or voluntarily accepted the relevant services or goods. Depending on the facts, it may be difficult for a claimant to prove how much the claimant is entitled to receive under the quantitative award principle.