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Adhesion Contract

Adhesion Contract


Adhesion Contract — a contract (also known as a contract of adhesion) between two parties, where the terms and conditions are drafted by the party with superior bargaining power (typically a business) and the other party (typically a consumer) has little or no ability to negotiate more favorable terms, and, as a result, the consumer is placed in a "take-it-or-leave it" position. The courts carefully scrutinize adhesion contracts and will sometimes void certain provisions on the basis that the provisions are unconscionable or the product of unequal bargaining power.

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