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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because Medibank did not engage in misleading or deceptive conduct, it cannot have been unconscionable to its customers
It's not illegal [to charge high rates], but that's unconscionable and we cannot accept that kind of interest anymore,' Aguirre said.
These attacks are a grave violation of human rights and an unconscionable crime against humanity.
CONTENTS I Introduction II The Doctrinal Dimensions of Kakavas: The Courts Essential Observations, Conceptions and Reasoning A Preliminary General Observations B Unconscionable Dealing and 'Constructive Notice' III Analysis A Introductory Remarks B Initial Reflections on the Court's Preliminary General Observations C The High Courts Reasons: Victimisation, Exploitation and Knowledge 1 What 'Exploitation' Means 2 The 'Elements' of Exploitation (a) Exploitable Circumstances (b) The 'Act' of Exploitation Itself 3 What Is Wrong with (Unfair/Unjust about) Exploitation?
He said the court "limits the application to this contract of Keeneland's Conditions of Sale, specifically the 14-day limited warranty period, as it is unconscionable based on the facts of the case.
Where the court exercises the equitable principle of inequality of bargaining power, the defaulting party will be released from its obligations under the unconscionable contract.
Thus, when an arbitration provision is" hidden in a maze of fine print and minimized by deceptive sales practices," the provision may well be procedurally unconscionable.
Furthermore, a confidentiality clause in an arbitration agreement may be unconscionable, making the entire clause fail.
The trial court found the whole arbitration clause to be unconscionable and unenforceable, and the appellate court found that the arbitration clause was enforceable but the ban on class arbitration was not.
Many oppose its use, and the European Union has taken the unconscionable public stance that if Uganda and other East African countries begin spraying with DDT, they can expect trade sanctions.
Comparing the harrowing experience of meth addiction to a cheap thrill is an unconscionable act," he declared.
And treating those students like sacrificial lambs by diverting funds to feed the civic ambitions of an elite few is unconscionable.