Hazel Glenn Beh, ‘Curing the Infirmities of the Unconscionability Doctrine’

Abstract:
This Article considers the unconscionability doctrine and confronts criticisms that the doctrine is fatally flawed as too vague, flexible, and ill-defined. It argues that unconscionability is a vital contract doctrine that entrusts common law judges with the latitude and discretion to safeguard essential contracting fairness and justice. Unconscionability serves as the line of demarcation between hard bargains and unfair bargains. This Article explores proposals to fortify and invigorate the unconscionability doctrine in order to promote contracting fairness in an era where one-sided, adhesionary contracts abound.

Beh, Hazel Glenn, Curing the Infirmities of the Unconscionability Doctrine (2015). Hastings Law Journal, Vol 66, No 4, May 2015.

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