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if all customers always violate a contract, is enforcement legally impossible?

Hypothetical case for U.S. law (close to reality but simplified here): A company offers advertising. Customers may get paid by publishing the advertising. The customers presumably want to do this in ...
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Is it still a contract even if it is described by a party as “not a contract” even if adhesion law applies between multiple parties?

Suppose two parties have a relationship that might be a contract under U.S. law. Suppose one party is an individual and the other is not, so that if it's a contract it would be a contract of adhesion, ...
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Can I amend boilerplate contracts by mail?

I am party to a number of contracts (website terms of service, for example), where a service operator writes the contract, and I agree to the contract by using the service. If the other party wants to ...
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Can companies legally make unreasonable term of service?

Say you buy a software. There is a term in the term of service that you got to pay $1 million dollar/become sex slaves, etc. To what extend companies can do that? There are 2 cases where something ...
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Contract question

If you sign a contract, and the person asking you to sign explains nothing, but there is a part you totally miss (Maybe it's in a tiny font at the bottom of a page, or hidden somewhere.), you sign the ...
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Should I use first-person (I) or second-person (you) for ToS consent?

This is a bit of a nagging question for me. Let's say I'm creating a web application that allows users to sign up for some service, subject to certain terms of service. I've seen some sites use first-...
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How does one supreme court case set the standard for all following cases?

I was reading about forced arbitration clauses, or class action wavers, which are a type of contract of adhesion which can come with some products and services. Historically, these were deemed ...
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Can a product's manufacturer attach conditions (such as an arbitration agreement) to the sale of its product by third parties?

TL;DR Is the contract of sale, including binding arbitration, referenced on the packaging of Western Digital (WD) products legally binding? To summarise the relevant facts: This is a contract of ...
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Silent modification of a document

From time to time one is presented with adhesion contracts which have not been signed by the presenting party, and contain terms which are unpalatable. Were one to modify the contract in ways which ...