Force Majeure: Breaking Contracts Over Coronavirus

By: The Strong Firm P.C. | Published 03/26/2020


Within days of the World Health Organization declaring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, we saw events cancelled, public gatherings restricted to 10 people, businesses closed, travel restricted, and school cancelled for our children. With each day and each unprecedented change, businesses have been forced to look at their contractual obligations and potential inability to perform. Though generally glanced-over as “boilerplate” provisions, force majeure clauses are meant to cover occurrences outside the parties control (Acts of God, war, pandemics, etc.) and can potentially excuse parties from contractual performance in the event that such an occurrence is triggered...(Click here to continue reading!)

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