Contracts and the Option of Impossibility – Alternatives to Force Majeure

Did you fail to spell out “pandemic” or “disease” in your force majeure clause?  Or fail to include a force majeure clause altogether in your contract? Should you have foreseen the chaos caused by COVID-19? The language of contracts will likely be changed forever in the wake of the disruption to businesses as a result … Read more

Force Majeure – The Contract Clause of COVID-19

Force Majeure is a legal definition encompassing a collection of unlikely yet not impossible hindrances to performance in a contract – such as a fire, a flood, an Act of God,  or possibly a global pandemic among other things. A force majeure clause in a contract generally excuses any or all delays in performance as … Read more

Big Pharma Makes Progress in the Fight Against Covid-19

In the midst of what has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the pursuit of not only a vaccine, but an outright cure, is underway. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with 7  “Big Pharma” companies to prioritize addressing the Coronavirus outbreak either through antiviral drugs or developing vaccines.1 … Read more