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Foley & Lardner LLP

RFP Lessons Learned from COVID-19

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COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and how suppliers and service providers have handled such disruptions have prompted procurement teams to reconsider whether business should be shifted away from suppliers that have performed...more

McAfee & Taft

A brief history of the future: Healthcare amid the pandemic

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We want to share our perspective about various legal and regulatory issues and business challenges affecting the healthcare industry from COVID-19, along with a few anticipated changes in the legal and regulatory...more

Dentons

50-State Guide to Contract Reformation

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As the nation has responded to COVID-19, many contracts became difficult, if not impossible, to perform. In many of these instances, contracting parties did not negotiate a force majeure clause, or such provisions may prove...more

Weintraub Tobin

Recent Case Confirms Need For Landlords And Tenants To Address Force Majeure And COVID-19 In All Current And Future Agreements

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While the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis have impacted daily life for months, the legal implications of this pandemic are just starting to develop. Unforeseen conditions often wreak havoc on existing contractual...more

Whitman Legal Solutions, LLC

Herding Cats and Post-Pandemic Changes to Contracts and Leases

The year 2020 has included so many unforeseeable circumstances that it might well be considered the year of “herding cats.” In addition to scrambling to address pandemic-related issues as they arise, 2020 has ushered in a new...more

Goulston & Storrs PC

How Contract Provisions and Common Law Principles Will Impact the Sports Business

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It’s hard to read the news these days without seeing the dramatic effect of COVID-19 on professional and collegiate sports.  Among others, a number of professional athletes have opted out of their respective seasons, Major...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Don’t Stop the Music: The Intersection Between Insurance and The Music Industry in the Era of COVID-19

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As More Live Performances Are Cancelled, Limited In Size Or Postponed, Venues, Festival Organizers, Artists And Others Are Looking For Relief From The Financial Impact Caused By The Coronavirus Crisis....more

Jones Day

Force Majeure Clause Triggered by Pandemic Shutdown Order Partially Relieves Chapter 11 Debtor from Timely Paying Postpetition...

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With their doors closed by mandatory government shutdown orders in effect until most states started gradually reopening in May and June, many businesses have found it difficult or impossible to satisfy their lease obligations...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Should Parties Color Outside the Lines of Force Majeure to Excuse COVID-19 Related Supply Chain Disruptions?

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors are attempting to mitigate the risks that accompany supply chain disruptions by incorporating a variety of related terms into their force majeure...more

Porter Hedges LLP

Substantial Compliance – When The Contract Doesn’t Always Mean What It Says

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As COVID-19 continues to result in government shutdown orders, labor shortages, and increased lead times to acquire materials, project owners, contractors, and subcontractors may begin to make claims of “force majeure,” or...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Tour de Force: The Impact of a Force Majeure Clause (or Lack Thereof) on Other Excuse Doctrines

What impact, if any, does a force majeure clause (or absence of one) have on common law excuse doctrines such as impossibility and frustration of purpose? A party who chooses to omit a force majeure clause from a contract...more

Morgan Lewis

Life Sciences International Review | August 2020

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Welcome to the August 2020 issue of our Life Sciences International Review. This issue covers new developments within Asia, Europe, and the United States in intellectual property, regulatory, pricing, and international trade,...more

Fisher Phillips

Comprehensive FAQs For Employers On Hurricanes And Other Workplace Disasters

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This article addresses many employment-related issues facing employers in the wake of hurricane-related disasters; consequently, in addition to federal laws, we also focus on certain state laws, especially those in the areas...more

Bilzin Sumberg

Coronavirus Q&A: Current State of the Hotel Market

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In this edition of Coronavirus Q&A, Bilzin Sumberg's real estate leader discussed the current challenges that hotel owners face and the rocky road ahead for that sector. Originally Published in Law360 - August 2020....more

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Impossibility or Impracticability of Contractual Performance Caused by COVID-19 Under Delaware Law

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Our earlier article explored Delaware case law interpreting force majeure provisions in the context of COVID-19. But what happens when a contract omits or contains a sparse force majeure clause? In those circumstances, common...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Key Issues to Consider as Businesses Continue to Navigate the Pandemic

As the pandemic continues with no clear resolution on the horizon, businesses must continue to revamp and reinvent their day-to-day operations to comply not only with a wide variety of new regulations, but also legal...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Auto Supply Chain Price Disputes During COVID-19

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To say that COVID-19 has wrought havoc on automotive supply chains this year may be an understatement. With significant portions of their supply chains located in China, automotive suppliers and their customers had to contend...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

[Webinar] Real Estate Webinar Series - Dispute Resolution - September 1st - 3rd, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PT

As businesses in the real estate industry grapple with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, disputes are on the rise. Understanding your contractual rights early on can help you minimize your litigation risks and exposure...more

Brooks Pierce

COVID’s Lasting Impacts on Construction and Real Estate Trends

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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every facet of the economy, including commercial construction and real estate. While the depth of some of the impacts may not be known for months, if not years, there are several emerging...more

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New Court Decisions Analyze How the Pandemic Impacts Private Party Rights

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As discussed in our last update, the legal landscape continues rapidly to evolve in response to COVID-19. Six recent decisions, summarized below, highlight the continuing uncertainty as to the application of certain laws and...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

La Cour supérieure du Québec libère un locataire de son obligation de payer le loyer dans le context

Le 16 juillet 2020, la Cour supérieure du Québec (la « Cour ») a rendu un jugement particulièrement intéressant dans l’affaire Hengyun International Investment Commerce Inc. c. 9368-7614 Québec inc. Dans sa décision, le juge...more

Fisher Phillips

COVID-19 Conflicts Lead To Breach Of Contract Claims Against Employers

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Though sometimes overlooked given the abundance of federal and state statutory claims, employers must remember that their existing contractual obligations remain in place during the pandemic. As a review of the Fisher...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Tour de Force: Force Majeure Litigation Continues in the Travel and Commercial Real Estate Industries

While COVID-19 has steadily increased the amount of force majeure litigation, certain industries—such as travel and real estate—have seen a disproportionate number of cases filed. The aviation and commercial real estate...more

White & Case LLP

Resolution whereby the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission establishes several measures in order to promote the development...

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On August 3, 2020, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (the "CNH") published through the Federal Official Gazette, the resolution whereby the CNH establishes several measures in order to promote the development of petroleum...more

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Insights for New and Emerging Businesses Leasing in the Pandemic

If you are a new or emerging business owner beginning the process of finding a suitable property to lease, it is important to be critical of the lease provided by the landlord. You should also attempt to negotiate each...more

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