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April 3, 2020
Understanding Force Majeure: Breach in a Time of Coronavirus
The rapid, unprecedented spread of the Coronavirus has interrupted businesses across industries whether it be the shut-down of a motion picture production or the inability of small businesses to get the supplies they need to keep their doors open. Now, more than ever, the force majeure provisions, which for years have just been automatically included in contracts without much thought, are being looked to by companies trying to manage their business operations during this global pandemic. Invoking and navigating these contractual clauses, however, is unchartered territory.
You are invited to join litigators from the Frankfurt Kurnit Los Angeles and New York offices for a webinar that will walk through specific “case studies” in which courts have addressed issues such as: what happens when a contract does not have specific force majeure language, how to determine if a specific event triggers a force majeure clause, whether the event prevented or impeded performance, and whether reasonable steps were taken to avoid or mitigate the effects of the event.
Presented by: Tiffany Caterina and Nicole Bergstrom
Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
1 California General Participatory Credit will be given
1 New York Professional Practice Credit will be given.
*This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the California MCLE Board for a maximum of 1.0 General Participatory Credit. (Note: The content of this course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (non-transitional and transitional)).
**This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in Areas of Professional Practice. (Note: The content of this course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (non-transitional and transitional)).