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    Hi,

    could you please rewrite the following text in a more suitable way:

    the claims will be set off in the amount in which they achieve the same level
    the claims will be set off in the amount in which they are equal
    (meaning: one claim amounts to 1000 USD and the other to 1500 USD; they will be mutually set off, which means that the first will be settled completely and the second will amount only to 500 USD)

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please rewrite the following text in a more suitable way:

    the claims will be set off in the amount in which they achieve the same level
    the claims will be set off in the amount in which they are equal
    (meaning: one claim amounts to 1000 USD and the other to 1500 USD; they will be mutually set off, which means that the first will be settled completely and the second will amount only to 500 USD)

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    I can't follow you very well. If the first claim was for 1500USD, would that mean that the second claim would receive nothing?

    Why don't both claims get 750USD?

    Is 1500 the maximum amount that can be paid?

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    It was just an example. Person XXX owes 1000 USD to person YYY and person YYY owes 1500 USD to person XXX. Their claims are set off with the result that person XXX will owe nothing to person YYY and person YYY will owe only 500 USD to person XXX.

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    It's too late at night here!!! my brain won't work!!!

    I would just say.

    The claim against xxx is settled in full and the debt of 500 USD remains unpaid by yyy

    But I suspect that's not what you want. Maybe someone else will help.

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    You understand that perfectly, I just need to express this idea in a similar way as I wrote above. But thank you anyway.

    And goodnight!!! I am already getting up

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