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WHAT DOES UNCONSCIONABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Unconscionability is a doctrine in contract law that describes terms that are so extremely unjust, or overwhelmingly one-sided in favor of the party who has the superior bargaining power, that they are contrary to good conscience. Typically, an unconscionable contract is held to be unenforceable because no reasonable or informed person would otherwise agree to it. The perpetrator of the conduct is not allowed to benefit, because the consideration offered is lacking, or is so obviously inadequate, that to enforce the contract would be unfair to the party seeking to escape the contract. Unconscionability is determined by examining the circumstances of the parties when the contract was made, such as their bargaining power, age, and mental capacity. Other issues might include lack of choice, superior knowledge, and other obligations or circumstances surrounding the bargaining process. Unconscionable conduct is also found in acts of fraud and deceit, where the deliberate misrepresentation of fact deprives someone of a valuable possession. When a party takes unconscionable advantage of another, the action may be treated as criminal fraud or the civil action of deceit.
The translations of unconscionable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unconscionable» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNCONSCIONABLE» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «unconscionable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «unconscionable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unconscionable
9 QUOTES WITH «UNCONSCIONABLE»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word unconscionable.
Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women.
Cost is the spectre haunting health reform. For many decades, the great flaw in the American health-care system was its unconscionable gaps in coverage.
Why should American atrocities be merely unsettling, but a trip to Hanoi unconscionable?
Fonda was neither wrong nor unconscionable in what she said and did in North Vietnam.
It's just unconscionable that America has become so stupid.
I think it's unconscionable for a Senator from Massachusetts to come down here and tell the people of Florida what's right for them. It's arrogant and irresponsible.
It is unconscionable that 10,000 boys have died in Vietnam. If 10,000 American women had mind enough they could end the war, if they were committed to the task, even if it meant going to jail.
The problem is neutrality ends in poverty, neutrality ends in choices that hurt people's lives. This administration is deliberately telling organizations that are there to help young girls make good choices, not to tell them what the good choice is. That is absolutely unconscionable.
It's unconscionable that cancer patients get the wrong diagnosis 30 percent of the time and that it takes so long to treat them with appropriate drugs for their cancer.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNCONSCIONABLE»
Discover the use of unconscionable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unconscionable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Duress, undue influence and unconscionable dealing
This book examines: the nature of undue influence, actual undue influence, presumed undue influence, abuse of confidence, and third party undue influence.
Nelson Enonchong, 2006
Unconscionable contracts in the music industry: the need for ...
Patrisha Reece-Davies teaches Law and is Head of the Social Sciences Faculty with Moorhouse-Black, a company providing distance learning through video conference direct to classrooms in public and private sector schools throughout the ...
Patrisha Reece-Davies, 2005
Its policy and practices in foreign relations as I observe them imaged in the words
of “outsiders,” those beyond the Washington beltway, are unconscionable—
intended to hurt human beings, to cause and/or exacerbate suffering. This
Dr. Carolyn LaDelle Bennett
7.1.1 Introduction Part IVA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) deals with
unconscionable conduct. It can apply, but is not confined, to consumer supply-
type cases. It has two sections of more general scope - ss 51AA and 51AB (the
latter was ...
Peter Gillies, Niloufer Selvadurai, 2008
Contracts: Examples & Explanations
Contracts of adhesion are examined more fully in section 13.13, but it is useful to
anticipate and emphasize the point madein that discussion, that a contract does
not becomeadhesive or unconscionable merely because one of the parties has ...
Brian A. Blum, 2007
Consumer Protection Law
CLR 447. 5 There is a distinction between unconscionable conduct and undue
influence. With undue influence "the will of the innocent party is not independent
and voluntary because it is overborne". With unconscionable conduct "the will of
John Goldring, Laurence Maher, Jill McKeough, 1998
Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law Today: The Essentials
Unconscionability As discussed in Chapter 9, an unconscionable contract is one
that is so unfair and one sided that it would be unreasonable to enforce it. The
UCC allows the court to evaluate a contract or any clause in a contract, and if the
Roger Miller, Gaylord Jentz, 2010
UNCONSCIONABLE. CONTRACTS. McNamara advertised a color television set
on a "rent to own" plan that required "no deposit," "no credit," and "no long-term
obligation."1 After seeing the advertisement, Carolyn Murphy, a welfare recipient,
Alan Wertheimer, 1999
Unconscionable Conduct: The Laws of Australia
This new edition covers the latest developments in case law such as the New South Wales Court of Appeal's decision on duress in Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd v Karam (2005) 64 NSWLR 149 and its application in Maher v Honeysett ...
Paul T. Vout, 2009
Arbitration: Essential Concepts
Unconscionable. Arbitration. Agreements. As we have seen, the fundamental
basis for arbitration is the consent of the parties. There are many situations,
however, where although there is a written contract with express terms providing
Steven C. Bennett, 2002
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNCONSCIONABLE»
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Loeb Faulted for 'Unconscionable' Tax Scheme by Teachers
“This unconscionable tax avoidance scheme must end.” Almost 100,000 public comments were delivered to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service from the ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
AM Roundup: Hastert Lawyer Denounces 'Unconscionable' Leaks
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news: 'Loner' held in Charleston church killings: Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that while the Justice Department ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
JLP: Passport fee hike exorbitant and unconscionable
THE Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says the increased passport fees announced over the weekend are exorbitant and unconscionable, given the ... «Jamaica Observer, May 15»
US slams Gambia's president for 'unconscionable' gay comments
Washington (AFP) - The United States slammed Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for "unconscionable" remarks, after the West African leader ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
Coles refunds millions of dollars to suppliers over ACCC case on …
... after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took the company to court over claims of unconscionable conduct towards its suppliers. «ABC Online, May 15»
Australian Medical Institute slammed for 'unconscionable' erectile …
That made the conduct unconscionable.” The court ordered 11 men be paid compensation, and the company radically change its business practices — formally ... «Herald Sun, Apr 15»