adhesion contract

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Noun1.adhesion contract - a contract that heavily restricts one party while leaving the other free (as some standard form printed contracts)adhesion contract - a contract that heavily restricts one party while leaving the other free (as some standard form printed contracts); implies inequality in bargaining power
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
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109) Therefore, it is likely the FAA will apply to most consumer adhesion contracts in which the product or service has travelled through, or will have a substantial effect on, interstate trade.
provisions of consumer adhesion contracts that bar class action
Adhesion contracts are commonplace and part of our commercial setting, and we don't think it's any big deal,'" says Henry Lederman, a shareholder at Littler Mendelson.
Randy Barnett's theory of form contracting (34)--a relatively adhesion-friendly theory, to boot--highlights a few special limitations of adhesion contracts.
26) The trial court denied defendant Continental's motion for summary judgment, citing the principles of adhesion contracts and holding the shortened period of limitations unenforceable.
The complaint also alleges that Rent-A-Center uses a high-pressure sales scheme, which includes getting consumers to sign "applications" as soon as they walk into the store, to coerce them "into entering into adhesion contracts that do not inform consumers of the real economic cost of the transactions.
Adhesion contracts can have a dramatic impact on the relationship
Moreover, the comments to section 211 of the Restatement provide compelling policy arguments for the necessity of adhesion contracts.
Although adhesion contracts are vulnerable to legal challenges, they are not routinely unenforceable.
103) Because the courts use the Supreme Court decisions dealing with COL clauses and forum-selection clauses interchangeably, courts have used Carnival Cruise Lines, which involved enforcement of a forum-selection clause, as support for decisions to enforce COL clauses in maritime contracts that are concededly adhesion contracts.