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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"We want to use a home inspector." Since I sold for national builders, we used a standard form contract that made changes virtually impossible.
A standard form contract is one that is prepared by the business, contains a set of generic terms and conditions, is negotiated between parties and is presented on a "take it or leave it" basis.
I am a Harvard Law-trained contracts attorney, often with no leverage in America's rigged and intentionally opaque standard form contract system.
A standard form contract has been established to regulate the relationship between domestic workers and their employers.
335, 419-23 (1998) (arguing that insurance policies are defective products in light of the discrepancy between insurer advertising and the scope of coverage actually provided); Slawson, supra note 77, at 546 (describing the process of entering into a standard form contract as buying a promise).
But where these contracts can differ greatly from a standard form contract is the use of a reciprocal indemnity clause--commonly known as the knock-for-knock provision.
285, 290 (2000) ("[I]n an advanced economy the standard form contract accounts for more than 99% of all contracts used in commercial and consumer transactions for the transfer of goods, services and software."); Jason Scott Johnston, The Return of Bargain: An Economic Theory of How Standard-Form Contracts Enable Cooperative Negotiation Between Businesses and Consumers, 104 MICH.
Other types of standard form contract are used for special banking facilities.
NFU Cymru is developing a standard form contract to be used between milk producers and milk buyers/processors.
It is understood by both parties to a standard form contract that its terms will not be read or discussed.

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