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Commercial tenancies, COVID-19 and ‘frustration of purpose’

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan signed a statewide order shutting down all “nonessential businesses” on March 23, 2020. If not designated an essential business by the order, a business had either severely restricted operations or was ...

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Coronavirus may trigger ‘force majeure’ clauses in contracts, attorneys say

Supply chain disruptions, closures and cancellations due to the spread of the novel coronavirus have attorneys fielding calls from clients wondering what their rights and responsibilities are under contracts that are affected by the situation. Many contracts have “force majeure” ...

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