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I’m sorry to say that the creditors are correct. Attorneys fees are a liquidated debt. This is because you know what they are (or what the creditors claim them to be). The creditors were either required to pay their attorneys those fees or they weren’t. The point is that determination can easily be made . They don’t need to come up with an abstract number for how much they had to pay their attorneys. If they had to pay their attorneys, then this damage is quantifiable.
An example of unliquidated debt would be the damage you cause a lender when you make a late payment. If you pay your credit card bill late, then the creditor is obviously damaged. However, how do you quantify the damage? Accordingly, the lender and the consumer agree beforehand on a late fee, and then the unliquidated damage becomes liquidated.
I'm sorry for the bad news. I know that you would've liked case law that states the opposite of what I wrote. However, since that is not the law, I would not be able to find it.
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