These agreements are typically seen in leases, contracts, and easements to protect either or both parties. A barrier clause does not always protect against lawsuits or liability. Some States do not adhere to harmless agreements that are nebulous in their language or too broad in scope. In addition, the clause may be considered null and void if the signatories put forward a strong argument that they have been forced or persuaded to sign an obstacle clause. The highest level of protection available is a barrier clause. Indeed, it is not a ready-to-use level of protection such as compensation, nor a breach of contract and damages. A threshold clause is a clear legal statement that states that a person or company will not be held liable for the following actions inflicted on another party, such as:.