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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The court said there is nothing inherently wrong with an adhesion contract merely because it is in that category.
For example, a simple vending machine transaction for a candy bar could be characterized as an adhesion contract.
cast their lot with adhesion contract drafters in order to win and
The customer is compelled to sign a standard form customer agreement, an adhesion contract drafted by the respondent, containing an arbitration clause.
If adhesion contracts typically are enforced, why should an adhesion contract that touches upon copyright issues be analyzed any differently?
An adhesion contract is a standardized contract, drafted and imposed by the party with superior bargaining power, which is presented to the other party without any opportunity to negotiate its terms.
Among all of the familiar "grounds for revocation of any contract" - for example, fraud, duress, mistake, unconscionabilty - the most relevant for an employee seeking to avoid an arbitration agreement is state adhesion contract law, which is designed to offer employees protection against the economic power of employers.
53) Regardless of whether the maritime contract is negotiated at arm's length between highly sophisticated parties, or is an adhesion contract like passenger cruise tickets, the judicial trend reflects a very strong presumption in favor of enforcement.
An adhesion contract is a standard form contract prepared by one party and submitted to another on a take-it-or-leave-it basis; there is no equality of bargaining power.
The plaintiff admitted that the employee handbook and policies and procedures it contained constituted part of his employment contract, but maintained that the arbitration clause was a separate matter and was an unenforceable adhesion contract.