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2 questions about Xbox TOU and Microsoft Service Agreement

Microsoft Services Agreement disassemble, decompile, decrypt, hack, emulate, exploit, or reverse engineer any software or other aspect of the Services that is included in or accessible through the ...
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Is demanding backpayments of “arrears” after suspending access to subscription service an unfair contractual practice?

A periodic (eg monthly) membership contract can have two ways of dealing with temporary nonpayment of fees. Suppose Alice joins a members club for a 6 month contract and after the third month she has ...
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Is it legal to sign a “contract” like that of Colleen Stan to voluntarily bond oneself into slavery?

Obviously in Colleen Stan’s actual case there are several other problems: fraud/brainwashing/deception, possibly a lack of consideration, to name a couple. But is there anything wrong in principle ...
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Does the provision sought by this question apply equally to coworking spaces?

See this question: What rule of law requires gyms to release members from long term contracts when they relocate out of the area? I intend to edit this question once that one is duly answered, but in ...
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What rule of law requires gyms to release members from long term contracts when they relocate out of the area?

In OFT v. Ashbourne Management Services Ltd, the high court apparently ordered gyms to relinquish members from ongoing liability after their life circumstances change such as an injury or a relocation ...
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Is it legal for ProtonMail to suspend access to your email until you pay for subscription periods that haven’t yet elapsed or for you’ve not had use?

ProtonMail runs on an annual subscription model. If your pre-yearly renewal payment fails, then you lose access to your data until you pay the yearly rate in respect of the year ahead of the date on ...
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Must conflicts between different terms of a contract be resolved in favour of a consumer?

I’m inclined to recall that there was something or other in one of the statutory non exhaustive lists of example unfair contract terms that says this, but I can’t find the specific one that I’m ...
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Contradictory terms in a contract - which would prevail?

Suppose a lease agreement that was agreed and signed by both parties specifies the following: Rent: £1,560.00 per calendar month (annual rent equals to eighteen thousand seven hundred and twenty ...
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Is this telephone company's terms of usage common or unfair?

Though many think the price is good, their policy does mean your telephone service is subject to change. Is this even legal to enforce per FCC? reserves the right to reclaim any phone number from ...
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Is it legal to sell extra patties only with a full burger but not alone?

A menu lists burgers for £12 and additional "doubling up" patties for £3.50. Suppose one wants to only prefer a pattie by itself for £3.50 but not a burger. Is it fair for restaurants to ...
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Is it lawful to offer smaller portions only to children below a certain age, by calling it a "children's menu"?

Suppose that one is ordering from a restaurant that offers full portions for £11 or half-sized portions on a section of the menu designated as for kids for £6. But suppose that one is over the ...
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Enforceability of service contract liability amid consumer relocation

Meet Alice. She joined a gym on a 12 month contract. She moves out of the area or country and while requiring evidence of a permanent move such as a lease agreement in the new locale or employment ...
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