springing claim
 n.— «Some investors who withdrew more than they invested currently have no valid claim, but they might have what is called a “springing” claim later, if Mr Picard tries to sue them for principal as well as profits.» —“Madoff ‘clawback’ is sure to get messy” by Joanna Chung in New York City FT.com (London, England) Feb. 25, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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