The Volokh Conspiracy

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Volokh Conspiracy

Sexual Quantum Meruit

This actually came up in a hypo, based on a real extortion case.


Say that paying for sex is legal, and a sexual transaction is made with the expectation of payment but no prearranged fee. Then there might be a lawsuit on a sexual quantum meruit theory, which might also be called (click "READ MORE" for a possible answer) …

quantum meretrix.