The Decision to Remove COVID-19 Restrictions

CNN recently contacted Page to discuss President Trump’s comments on removing restrictions and reopening the United States economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown. Page was asked if the decision to reopen the economy and ease the current restrictions is even President Trump’s decision to make. Page says that it is not, and…

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Breach of Contract Claims and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting government regulations will cause many businesses to breach their commercial contracts or, at a minimum, will make it much more difficult and expensive to fulfill their contractual obligations. As the coronavirus outbreaks continues to cause a massive disruption in the U.S. economy, with thousands of businesses shut down or unable…

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Does the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Qualify as “Force Majeure” in a commercial contract?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may allow some businesses to avoid complying with certain contracts if the pandemic or resulting governmental regulation creates a situation where the business cannot meet its obligations. Of course, the specific language of the contract is key. What is a “Force Majeure” clause? A force majeure clause is a contractual provision…

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Will Business Interruption Insurance Cover Coronavirus (COVID-19) Losses?

A business interruption insurance policy may cover losses arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The extent of the coverage, if you have it, will depend on the terms of your specific policy. Here’s what most small and mid-sized businesses need to know about business interruption insurance: What is Business Interruption Insurance? Business interruption insurance protects…

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