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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 The divorce complaint calls the agreement, "unconscionable, capping spousal support and stripping Plaintiff of her community property rights under California law without informed consent." 
that a degree of uncertainty was expected, but it has now got to the point, as I'm told in boardrooms in this country and around the world, that the time taken is unconscionable, and if we don't act, we will see decisions not simply deferred but moved elsewhere."
In line with its constitutional mandate, the COA may issue notices to disallow, suspend or charge 'irregular, unnecessary, excessive, extravagant or unconscionable expenditures or uses of government funds and properties.'
His conduct was held not to be unconscionable. (11) In Wu, the New South Wales Court of Appeal drew upon a conception of unconscionable conduct that appears to require 'naked exploitation'.
'Unconscionable practices' refers to the application by bet365 of terms and conditions alleged to be 'unfair and unenforceable' and in breach of various consumer rights legislation.
He said: "It is unconscionable that the world stands by when children are being attacked in schools and denied access to vital humanitarian aid."
In his analysis, Benhard wrote that "the contract clause before the court is more than unwise or unfair, it is unconscionable."
"The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable," UN High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said as he opened a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, is summarized in a legislative analysis by the House Fiscal Agency: Generally speaking, the bill would render a prenuptial agreement unenforceable if certain factors can be proven, such as duress or unconscionable terms.
Summary: The unconscionable attacks on Egyptian churches on Palm Sunday have proved once again that terrorism has no religion.
"It is immoral, it is unconscionable, and it is an outrage worthy of international condemnation, which Russia and Syria and Iran have all been on the receiving end of, and for good reason," Earnest said during a briefing.
procedurally and substantively unconscionable to be held unenforceable.