COVID-19 AND CONTRACTS: DOES FORCE MAJEURE EXCUSE NON-PERFORMANCE?

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With COVID-19 infections once again on the rise in many places, causing many jurisdictions to re-evaluate the easing of stay-at-home orders or other restrictions, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the gaming, leisure, and hospitality industries are far from over. These effects include potential disruption of contracts – including event and performance contracts, management agreements, construction/renovation projects, supply agreements, and even commercial leases. It is more important than ever to understand the legal framework that may apply to such disruptions. In particular, awareness of the rights or obligations created by force majeure clauses or similar doctrines will help you think strategically about current business disruptions.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY JOHN L. MURINO & EMILY M. ALBAN IN THE FALL 2020 EDITION OF GAMING & LEISURE MAGAZINE.

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