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  • Moreover, rights as "low" as the right to divorce or file bankruptcy or to be free from reckless gross negligence have routinely been held to be inalienable or unwaivable by any contract or act of any person.

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  • Bill of Rights, Magna Carta, Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citzen, what have you, the underlying idea is the same: some unwaivable amount of sovereignty remains to the individual.

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  • It can accept as rights both unwaivable rights (the possession of which may be good for their holders) and the rights of incompetents (who have interests that rights can protect).


  • Within the will theory there can be no such thing as an unwaivable right: a right over which its holder has no power.


  • Also, if the termination provision is unwaivable, that might imply that abandonment is no longer possible.

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  • a Philadelphia lawyer who assists companies in drafting arbitration clauses, says that in many state courts, "unfortunately, there is an orientation towards doing things to protect the plaintiffs 'trial bar, including ruling that consumers, in effect, have an unwaivable right to bring a class action."

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  • You either have waivable free speech rights, such that you can contract with an employer to not say certain things as a condition of employment, or you have unwaivable free speech rights and your employer can’t contractually oblige you to not say certain things.

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  • If these rights were made unwaivable by statute, such a persisting link between author and work might improve the author's bargaining power, "it said.

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