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Contract Claims – COVID-19 Issues

Last updated Sep. 13, 2021

COVID-19 and Contracts: Force Majeure and Other Issues
San Diego Law Library has an up to date YouTube channel. Check out this class exploring business contracts in the age of COVID:

Contractual Considerations
This article provides considerations on Force Majeure along with other contractual key terms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/corporate-governance/insight-coronavirus-contract-considerations-beyond-act-of-god-issues

Daily Local News on Contractual Considerations
This article provides a brief synopsis on how COVID-19 is affecting contractual considerations such as Force Majeure.
https://www.dailylocal.com/opinion/coronavirus-and-business-contracts-what-s-the-law/article_40e8882c-687d-11ea-8db5-73ea8a8392e5.html

Assessing Force Majeure & Other Considerations
Although specific to New York, this article provides insightful consideration on assessing COVID-19 Force Majeure claims along with considerations for affected businesses.
https://www.law360.com/articles/1249661/3-ny-contract-law-concepts-in-the-context-of-coronavirus

Force Majeure (Varied Jurisdictions & Industries; Practical Guidance)
K&L Gates’ insightful article provides contractual information from a legal standpoint, frequently asked questions on contractual definitions and concerns, potential impact on different industries, and drafting tips.
http://m.klgates.com/the-legal-consequences-of-covid-19-on-your-contracts-force-majeure-in-different-jurisdictions-and-industries-and-some-practical-guidance-03-02-2020/

Event Cancellation Insurance Rulings Organizers Must Know
This article covers event cancellation insurance, event-related losses in connection with COVID-19, and provides insight into both policies and cancellations.
https://www.law360.com/articles/1255532

Unforeseeable Circumstance Clauses in Contracts (2 links)
Podcast covering Force Majeure within contracts brought to you by the Witkin Legal Institute.
https://www.publiclawlibrary.org/index_htm_files/WLI%20ForceMajeure%20Podcast.pdf

Tips for Contractors Navigating COVID-19 Pandemic
“As the U.S. government works to mitigate the devastating public health and economic ramifications of the novel coronavirus, federal contractors should be on alert for potential restrictions from state and local governments and guidance from their customers…” For more information, see:
https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2020/3/19/contractor-tips-for-covid19-pandemic

Small Business Resource (Various Topics Including Force Majeure)
This resource covers information on Economic Injury Disaster Loans; EDD for business owners; EDD for business employees; Business Interruption Insurance; the finance center; taxpayers’ relief; Families First COVID-19 Response Act; Technology products/ Teleworking tips; force majeure clauses.
https://torres.house.gov/sites/torres.house.gov/files/documents/COVID%2019%20Small%20Business%20Resource%20Guide.pdf

Stanford Law School Compilation of Legal Memoranda Related to COVID-19:

Stanford Law School created a searchable database of memos written by top U.S law firms on a variety of COVID-19 related legal issues including issues related to contract claims and force majeure.

http://covidmemo.law.stanford.edu/

 
 
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