Project

Unfair Contracts Relief (2011)

Project Status: Completed
Project Contact: Kevin Zakreski
Telephone Number: 604-827-5336
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Overview

The common law and equity have long had doctrines that allow a court to refuse to enforce an otherwise-valid contract because it is unfair. In addition, a number of statutes have been enacted to provide further protection for specific groups and to give courts greater remedial flexibility. The project examined and evaluated selected laws and considered whether legislative restatement or reform was needed in the light of the application of the law to current economic and social conditions.

This project was generously supported by the Law Foundation of British Columbia.

The Law Foundation of BC

Keywords: contract, unconscionability, duress, undue influence, good faith, misrepresentation, exclusion clause, unfair contract, Contract Fairness Act, remedies, consumer protection, consumer financial & debt, inequality of bargaining power, general principles of contract law

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Reports

60. Report on Proposals for Unfair Contracts Relief

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Consultative Documents

Consultation Paper on Proposals for Unfair Contracts Relief

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Backgrounders

Unfair Contracts Relief Backgrounder No. 4 – Why the Legislative Assembly Should Enact the Contract Fairness Act

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Unfair Contracts Relief Backgrounder No. 3 – Report
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Proposals 
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Unfair 
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Relief

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Unfair Contracts Relief Backgrounder No. 2 – Consultation Paper on Proposals for Unfair Contracts Relief

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Unfair Contracts Relief Backgrounder No. 1 – Introduction to the Unfair Contracts Relief Project

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Media Releases

BCLI Calls for Reforms to Address Unfair Contracts

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BCLI Asks for Public Comment on Proposed Changes to the Law of Contracts

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New BCLI Project Committee to Tackle Unfair Contracts

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