Irrational; foolish; unwise; absurd; silly; preposterous; senseless; stupid. Southern Kansas State Lines Co. v. Public Service Commission, 135 Kan. 657, 11 P.2d 985, 987.
Not reasonable; immoderate; exorbitant. Cass v. State, 124 Tex.Cr.R. 208, 61 S.W.2d 500.
Capricious; arbitrary; confiscatory. Harris v. State Corporation Commission, 46 N.M. 352, 129 P.2d 323, 328
@ unreasonable appreciation
An unrealized holding gain; frequently used in the context of marketable securities. A paper profit (q.v.).
See also equity
@ unreasonable compensation
Under the Internal Revenue Code, a deduction is allowed for "reasonable" salaries or other compensation for personal services actually rendered. To the extent compensation is "excessive" (i.e., "unreasonable"), no deduction will be allowed. The problem of unreasonable compensation usually is limited to closely-held corporations where the motivation is to pay out profits in some form deductible to the corporation. Deductible compensation, therefore, becomes an attractive substitute for nondeductible dividends when the shareholders also are employed by the corporation
@ unreasonable decision
Term can be applied to an administrative agency's decision only when it is determined that the evidence presented leaves no room for difference of opinion among reasonable minds. South Cent. Bell Telephone Co. v. Public Service Com'n, Ky. App., 702 S.W.2d 447, 451
@ unreasonable refusal to submit to operation
An injured employee's refusal to submit to an operation is unreasonable, so as to deprive him or her of right to workers' compensation if it appears that an operation of a simple character not involving serious suffering or danger will result in substantial physical improvement. Black Star Coal Co. v. Surgener, 297 Ky. 653,181 S.W.2d 53, 54
@ unreasonable restraint of trade
Restraint of trade is "unreasonable," for purpose of Sherman Anti-Trust Act (15 U.S.C.A. No. 1), only where it produces significant anticompetitive effect. Kerasotes Michigan Theatres, Inc. v. National Amusements, Inc., D.C.Mich., 658 F.Supp. 1514, 1518.
A conclusion that a restraint of trade is unreasonable may be based either
(1) on the nature or character of the contracts, or
(2) on surrounding circumstances giving rise to the inference or presumption that they were intended to restrain trade and enhance prices. Under either branch of the test, the inquiry is confined to a consideration of impact on competitive conditions. National Society of Professional Engineers v. United States, 435 U.S. 679, 690, 98 S.Ct. 1355, 1364, 55 L.Ed.2d 637.
Within Sherman Act, term includes agreements for price maintenance of articles moving in interstate commerce. American Tobacco Co. A v. U.S., C.A.Ky., 147 F.2d 93, 108.
That is, any combination or conspiracy that operates directly on prices or price structure and has for its purpose the fixing of prices. United States v. Waltham Watch Co., D.C.N.Y., 47 F.Supp. 524, 531.
See price-fixing
- restraint of trade
@ unreasonable restraint on alienation
Such act is brought about by gift of absolute ownership in property followed by such condition as takes away incidents of such ownership
@ unreasonable search and seizure
- probable cause

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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