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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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.
131) The Guild promotes a "Minimum Basic Production Contract" (MBPC) and has been subject to allegations that the Guild and individual playwrights "have conspired to fix the minimum prices and other terms on which they will deal with producers and have agreed among themselves that they will not license a play to producers except upon the minimum terms incorporated in a standard form contract [the MBPC].
Other types of standard form contract are used for special banking facilities.
The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) standard form contract is widely used in the construction industry and allows parties to select the appointing body of their choice (for the appointment of an adjudicator) from a list including CIArb, RICS and RIBA.
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.
In response to a question from Federal National Council member Hamad Al Rahoomi, at the 13th session of the second ordinary meeting of the 15th legislative chapter held in the Capital on Tuesday, Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said the embassy had made direct contact with the companies to try to induce them to use a standard form contract which guaranteed maid wages would be above a minimum level.
article=1199&context=nyu_lewp (providing evidence that only a small percentage of consumers read standard form contract terms); see also Danzon, supra note 1, at 1382 (noting that patients actively seeking medical care often are in no condition to consider properly the issue of contractual liability).

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