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Undue Influence

In law, a situation in which one person uses his/her position or authority to extract an agreement from another person that is regarded as unfairly favorable to the first person. For example, if a physician executes an unreasonably favorable contract with a patient, the physician must be able to prove he/she did not exercise undue influence. A contract found to have undue influence is voidable.

undue influence

A theory used to set aside contracts,wills,or deeds.It is any improper method of persuasion used to overcome the will of another and induce that person to do something he or she would not otherwise do.Success in using the theory usually depends on proof that someone used his or her position of trust and confidence to overcome the will of a person in a weakened,infirm,or psychologically distressed state.

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