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CNO Legal Glossary

Quantum meruit
Latin, meaning “as much as is deserved.” Reasonable compensation awarded by a court to someone ¬†who has provided services based on an implied contract.
To invalidate, usually referring to subpoenas.
Quiet title action
A lawsuit filed in a court having jurisdiction over property disputes to establish a party’s title to real property, or to personal property that has a title. It is an effort to “quiet” any challenges or claims to the title.
Quo warranto
A challenge to a person’s authority to hold a public office.

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