What is Money Counts?

Legal Definition
Pleadings. The common counts in an action of assumpsit are so called, because they are founded on express or implied promises to pay money in consideration of a precedent debt; they are of four descriptions: 1. The indebitatus assumpsit. (q. v.) 2. The quantum meruit. (q. v.) 3. The quantum valebant. (q. v.) and, 4. The account stated. (q. v.) 2. Although the plaintiff cannot resort to an implied promise when there is a general contract, yet he may, in many cases, recover on the common counts, notwithstanding there was a special agreement, provided it has been executed. 1 Camp. 471; 12 East, 1; 7 Cranch, Rep. 299; 10 Mass. Rep. 287; 7 Johns. Rep. 132; 10 John. Rep. 136; 5 Mass. Rep. 391. It is therefore advisable to insert the money counts in an action of assumpsit, when suing on a special contract. 1 Chit. Pl. 333, 4.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A species of common counts, so called from the subject-matter of them; embracing the indebitatus assumpsit count for money lent and advanced, for money paid and expended, and for money had and received, together with the insimul computassent count, or count for money due on an account stated. 1 Burrill, Pr. 132.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Common counts in assumpsit based on money demands. See Common counts.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary