Avon Lake, OH asked in Contracts for Ohio

Q: Within Contract Law do the Courts typically decide if a written contract between two equal parties is fair to both?

Why or Why not?

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The court decides the claims asserted by the parties to the contract. If two parties of equal bargaining power agree to the terms of a contract, the court might not have any reason to second guess what they agreed, even if the terms favor one of them. But issues raised by the parties to the contract about the formation of the contract, fraud, mistakes of facts, or other issues, could be addressed by the court. It depends on the specific terms of the contract, the facts and circumstances in which it was agreed, and other factors. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local business attorney who can review the contract and all the circumstances and advise you.

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