The COVID-19 crisis has significantly affected contract relationships the world over during the past year. Government-mandated lockdowns, travel restrictions, and various commercial shutdown orders have all challenged the ability of businesses to comply with contract obligations created prior to the outbreak of the virus. With case counts remaining stubbornly high, those challenges are continuing to strain suppliers and service providers alike.

Speakers: John M. McIntyre Traci S. Rea

Event Type: Webinar

Start Date/Time:
19 March 2021, 1:00 PM EDT
End Date/Time:
19 March 2021, 2:00 PM EDT

Please join us for an interactive program exploring the contract defenses that have been most relevant during the pandemic and recent natural disasters (e.g., the winter storms in Texas and western wild fires). We will summarize the requirements necessary to establish the defenses of force majeure, impossibility/impracticability, and discharge by supervening frustration of purpose in light of the pandemic. We will also discuss several recent decisions construing those defenses in the context of COVID-19, offer practical suggestions to maximize your protections, and answer your questions.

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