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Unformatted text preview: the monopolistic characteristics that have led to exculpatory clauses being ruled as invalid. RULE: Contracts by which one seeks to relieve himself from the consequences of his own negligence are generally enforced unless (1) it would be against the settled public policy of the State to do so, or (2) there is something in the social relationship of the parties militating against upholding the agreement. DISSENT: The housing shortage made the exculpatory clause a matter of public policy and not a private matter and should be voided....
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- Spring '08