Covid-19 has shuttered businesses, wreaked havoc on the economy, and disrupted contractual agreements worldwide. As parties assess the fallout, many legal teams are exploring whether to turn to a rarely tested section of their contracts: the force majeure, or act of god, clause. Reserved for relieving parties from their obligations due to extraordinary events that make contract performance impossible — such as extreme weather, war, or terrorism — force majeure is notoriously difficult to invoke. Bloomberg Law explains the force majeure clause in this video, featuring Bloomberg Law’s Ellen M. Gilmer and University of Colorado Law Professor Andrew Schwartz.
In This Story: Colorado
Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Elsewhere, Mesa Verde National Park features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. Perched a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s capital and largest city, features a vibrant downtown area.
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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.