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Part III The Principle of Nominalism, 10 Monetary Obligations—Unliquidated Amounts

Charles Proctor, Dr Caroline Kleiner, Dr Florian Mohs

From: Mann on the Legal Aspect of Money (7th Edition)

Charles Proctor

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 May 2022

Subject(s):
Liquidated and unliquidated monetary obligations — Revaluation and devaluation — Remedies for lenders’ breaches
10.01 As has been shown in Chapter 9, nominalism has developed and operated in the context of liquidated sums. The origins of the principle depend upon the presumed intention of the parties—whether that intention is mutually expressed (as in the case of a contract) or unilaterally stated (as in the case of a statutory provision, a judgment or award, or a pecuniary legacy). It must follow that the principle of nominalism can only apply to fixed or stated sums and that the principle cannot apply to obligations involving an unliquidated amount or claim.1 Instead, the...
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