4-16-20 Examining Force Majeure in Construction Contracts Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 17, 2020

This article by Bob Carbone of Woods Oviatt's Litigation Department first appeared in the Construction Exchange of Of Buffalo & WNY's April Newsletter.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the construction workforce significantly and has caused parties to construction contracts to review whether their obligations are excused or modified based on the unprecedented circumstances the construction industry is facing. Typically, the most relevant legal term that comes into play with respect to how contractual rights and obligations are altered by the onset of extraordinary, unforeseeable circumstances such as a pandemic is called force majeure .
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If you have any questions or have an interest in discussing the subject of this article further, Robert C. Carbone, Esq can be reached via e-mail at rcarbone@woodsoviatt.com or via telephone at (716) 248-3233.
Source: Robert C. Carbone, Esq.-Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP .

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