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Boilerplate Blurb: Act of God or Force Majeure Clauses

December 13, 2011

This article continues a series explaining the function and purpose of clauses commonly seen in contracts which many dismiss as mere "boilerplate."  This entry in the series focuses on the "force majeure" clause, otherwise known as the "Act of God" clause.  The article explains how this clause changes the parties' obligations in the event of an unforeseeable event, such as a hurricane or similar natural disaster, and provides an example of a force majeure clause which you might see in a contract.

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Boilerplate Blurb: Act of God or Force Majeure Clauses

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Ryan Hew

Ryan Hew

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