equity

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equity

1. a justifiable share; one likely to be recognized as a fair share in an equity court.
2. total assets less total liabilities.

equity capital
the value of the capital involved in the enterprise. Includes assets less liabilities, expressed as a fixed sum.
percentage equity
absolute equity expressed as a proportion of the total worth of the enterprise.
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131) The court highlighted two circuit court cases that allowed equitable defenses to bar legal claims.
The case has been remanded to the Fourth Circuit to decide whether equitable defenses will be allowed.
Equitable defenses based on "disproportionate hardship" and plaintiff's "unclean hands" also can be assimilated to some of the arguments that have appeared in favor of liability rules.
Equitable defenses often are fact intensive, thereby precluding summary resolution.
The ICC concluded that under those circumstances "it would be fundamentally unfair not to consider a shipper's equitable defenses to a claim for undercharges.