Claims and Defenses Regarding Contracts After COVID-19

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Recorded on May 27, 2020

When the COVID-19 exigency is over, and the courts and law offices start up again, it is anticipated that there will be an extraordinary number of breach of contract claims. But when will COVID-19 be able to be invoke or not invoked to excuse non-performance of contractual obligations.

In this webinar, Patricia Deguire, Mediator, Arbitrator, Deputy Judge, will address what doctrines may be applicable in determining liability in resisting or claiming damages as a result of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Doctrine of excusable or compensable delays, including force majeure
  • Doctrine of supervening negligence or the last clear chance
  • Failure to respond in a timely fashion
  • Does the applicability of any doctrine waive the legal obligation to mitigate?

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