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How the Courts Are Responding to COVID-19 Contract Cases
Author: Dan BrecherDate: July 8, 2020
Breach of contract cases arising out of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are slowly making their way through the court system. The early decisions shed light on how courts are handling force majeure provisions and contract defenses like impossibility of performance and frustration of purpose.
As discussed in prior posts, a force majeure provision may excuse performance under a contract. Allowed circumstances can include those deemed beyond the party’s control that make performance inadvisable, commercially impracticable, illegal, or impossible. Examples include natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and other “acts of God.” However, the defense may also apply to manmade disasters, such as war, terrorism, civil disorder, supply shortages, and labor strikes.
USPTO COVID-19 Prioritized Trademark Examination Program
The USPTO recently announced a new COVID-19 prioritized examination program for certain trademark and service mark applications... The U.S. Patent...
Reopening Resources for New Jersey Restaurants
After a difficult few months, New Jersey restaurants are gradually reopening their doors for on-premises dining. After a difficult few...
Remote Regulatory Exam and Response Insights
The Regulatory Examination Process has evolved in positive directions over the past several years. Thanks to these prior process improvements,...
Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Remote Legal Proceedings
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced us to change the way we conduct everyday activities... The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has...
Will COVID-19 Prompt an Uptick in White-Collar Crime Investigations?
May 27, 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic may be slowing the pace at which white-collar crimes are prosecuted, it would be unwise to...
COVID-19 Highlights Importance of Succession Plans
May 26, 2020
Many financial institutions and more include succession planning and a written succession plan as an integral component of the entity’s...
Can the SBRA Provide a Lifeline to Small Businesses Suffering Due to COVID-19?
May 26, 2020
The Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA), which seeks to make small business bankruptcies faster and less expensive, took effect in...
New Jersey Resumes Non-Essential Construction, Are Permit Extensions Next?
May 21, 2020
On May 13, 2020, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order lifting the state’s ban on non-essential construction....
Where to Find Guidance for Reopening Your New Jersey Business
May 21, 2020
On May 18th, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy outlined his plans to slowly lift the restrictions put in place in...