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Comparative Study Of The Formation Of Electronic Contracts In American Law With References To International Law, Roberto Rosas Jan 2006

Comparative Study Of The Formation Of Electronic Contracts In American Law With References To International Law, Roberto Rosas

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The Limits Of Limiting Liability In The Battle Of The Forms: U.C.C. Section 2-207 And The “Material Alteration” Inquiry, Colin P. Marks Jan 2006

The Limits Of Limiting Liability In The Battle Of The Forms: U.C.C. Section 2-207 And The “Material Alteration” Inquiry, Colin P. Marks

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The “surprise or hardship” approach to UCC section 2-207 is the approach courts should use to determine the applicability of liability clauses in the battle of the forms. However, courts use varying approaches to decide whether clauses limiting liability materially alter the contract under UCC section 2-207. Courts have adopted three different approaches: (1) the per se material alternation approach; (2) the per se not material alternation approach; and (3) the “surprise or hardship” approach.

The per se material alteration approach focuses on the surprise or hardship factors found in comment 4 of section 2-207; however, that approach is flawed ...