No Longer Boilerplate: Force Majeure in the Post-COVID Era
Online via WebEx
Part of Blank Rome's Primers for Pandemic Litigation Webinar Series
As the novel coronavirus spread uncontained across the globe, innumerable in-person events and conferences have been cancelled and a myriad of commercial transactions have been jeopardized. This live webinar will address the unique challenges surrounding force majeure clauses, including a discussion of when and what “Acts of God” can excuse the nonperformance of contractual duties.
The presenters will tackle the following questions facing businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic:
- What language may—or may not—cover the coronavirus as a force majeure?
- How far away on the horizon must the triggering event be?
- What are the ongoing mitigation responsibilities under a force majeure provision?
- What should clients be thinking about proactively as they revise force majeure provisions for their future contracts?
- What common law defenses may also be available against claims of nonperformance?
- Larry R. (Buzz) Wood Jr., Partner, Business Litigation
- Melanie S. Carter, Associate
- William R. Cruse, Partner
- Jonathan Scott Goldman, Partner
- Adam V. Orlacchio, Partner
Please contact Meredith Spilker.