Unconscionable


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Unconscionable

In law, describing anything that violates or ought to violate one's conscience. An unconscionable act is unenforceable by a court. For example, a court may rule a contract invalid because its provisions so obviously favor one party that it becomes unconscionable.
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Mr Blandois, in his most gentlemanly manner, was afraid he had disturbed her by unhappily presenting himself at such an unconscionable time.
I am not so unconscionable as to think it likely that you would accept me on trust at first sight, and take me out of the very street.
It is unconscionable that the Obama Administration would sign a deal with Iran without securing the freedom of Pastor Saeed who has been imprisoned for nearly three years simply because of his Christian faith," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ.
The ACCC and Coles will today make joint submissions to the Federal Court of Australia seeking orders from the Court, after agreeing to resolve the two separate proceedings instituted by the ACCC alleging unconscionable conduct by Coles when dealing with certain suppliers in 2011.
Singh termed the attacks as unconscionable crime against humanity.
We anticipate any fair report will find it unconscionable that large numbers of these schools continue to enjoy the unfair benefits of a double-funding mechanism.
Judge Ernesto Scorsone described the clause - the ninth c o n d i t i o n o f s a l e - a s unconscionable after reviewing the cS ase of a Street Cry yearling purchased for $35,000 by Solitary Oak Farm from Rockwell Sales Agency, consigned on behalf of Dare To Dream Farm, at the 2008 Keeneland September sale.
In a speech Bernanke said, 'It is unconscionable that the fate of the world economy should be so closely tied to the fortunes of a relatively small number of giant financial firms.
The basic premise of this principle is that where the evidence discloses that a transaction is unconscionable and improvident on its face, the court will invoke the equitable principle, "that a person who is not equal to protecting himself will be protected, not against his own folly or carelessness, but against his being taken advantage of by those in a position to do so by reason of their commanding and superior bargaining position".
At a hearing on the motion to compel arbitration, the patient argued that the Agreement was procedurally unconscionable because it was never explained to him and because he believed that it applied solely to the surgical procedure.
In a 5-0 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court recently held that a class action ban in an arbitration clause is unconscionable and therefore unenforceable.
As the New York Times columnist Bob Herbert wrote, the environmental racism is "nothing less than an unconscionable extension of the devastating Jim Crow policies that have existed in one form or another, legally or illegally, since slavery.