maximum amount

maximum amount
A constitutional or statutory provision which deprives a court of jurisdiction where the amount or value in controversy exceeds a stated amount. 20 Am J2d Cts § 154. A statutory limitation of a penalty. 36 Am J2d Forf & P § 64. A limit on the amount to be allowed by way of workmen's compensation. 58 Am J1st Workm Comp § 320. A prescribed limit on the amount of damages recoverable under a wrongful death statute. 22 Am J2d Dth § 117. A stipulation in an airplane ticket limiting the amount of the recovery for the passenger's death to a specified amount. Conklin v Canadian-Colonial Airways, 266 NY 244, 194 NE 692. A limitation placed by statute upon the amount of damages recoverable for infringement of a copyright. 18 Am J2d Copyr § 137.

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