Unliquidated Claim – a claim whose existence or amount is not agreed upon by the parties; or that cannot determined by applying rules of law or mathematical calculation

unliquidated claim:

1. A claim in which the amount owed has not been determined. [1]

1. A claim in respect to which the exact amount which the claimant is entitled to recover has not been ascertained.  Dycus v Brown 135 Ky 140, 121 SW 1010. [2]

1. A claim whose existence or amount is not agreed upon by the parties; a claim whose amount cannot be determined by applying rules of law or by mathematical calculation. [3]

Note: The amount, if any, if often determined by a fact-finder.

fact-finder – one or more persons who hear testimony and review evidence to rule on a factual issue; the judge (in a bench trial) or a jury.


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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