[Leonard] NFL players’ union appears to have major leverage in 2020 negotiations due to absence of “force majeure” clause in CBA and standard player contract. Owners may be required to pay players their 2020 salaries whether they play games this season or not. twitter.com/PLeonardNYDN/…
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Force Majeure is real in North Macedonia.
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I saw Force Majeure last night and I'm surprised Criterion hasn't given it the treatment yet, so I put together a fake cover for it.
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Expect contract language debates with canceled non-conference games Louisiana Tech AD Tommy McClelland said he intends to notify Prairie View A&M to pay the $500,000 cancellation fee for their Sept 19 game The Force Majeure lists "Acts of God and nature"

https://twitter.com/BKubena/status/1286738042821238785?s=20

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[Wojnarowski] Also: NBPA and NBA agreed to keep the Force Majeure withholding percentage of players salaries to 25 percent, sources tell ESPN. NBA started to withhold 25 percent of remaining salary on May 15 and had a right to adjust percentage based on number of resumed or canceled games. twitter.com/wojespn/statu…
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Force Majeure & Escape Clause Provisions in New and Renegotiated Leases Post Covid-19 (Dealing with universities and colleges)

We're located in a large metro area with a high concentration of visiting students and for the past 10+ years have done well leasing to universities and colleges from around the US. Enter Covid.

Our contracts are up for renewal for 2021 and we're seeing an influx of new inquiries and possible partnerships as well. Sounds great right?

The problem is that most of these schools are insisting on penalty free escape clauses or specifically bringing up Covid in the force majuere clause as reasons for legal non-performance. I know we are all now living in a different time but what are other commercial landlords doing out there for new leases that you might be signing?

Penalty free escape clauses and naming COVID as a reason to be able to not perform on our contract seems as if it puts 100% of the risk on our us vs distributing it evenly. I don't want to lose our partner's business but I want to be fair to our business, employees and staff.

I'm curious to know how other landlords are protecting their interest yet giving your client the flexibility they want.

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Disability claim is requesting a Force Majeure.

Any idea as to what this means? The request for it was on June 8th...

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Frank Farian and “major force”/Force Major/ Force Majeure

This is a lead that comes from my father, a post punk and new wave enthusiast who grew up in Germany listening to NDR. He remembers the song and heard it on the radio in Stuttgart. He says that he remembers the consensus at the time was that the song was a project of Frank Farian. He said a band to look into was something like Major force and were an english/German new wave band. I found a possible band called Force Majeure which I’m sure is what he’s thinking of. They were active 83-86, and there is basically NONE of their music online! They apparently recorded over 60 tracks but I’ve found maybe two on YouTube. Frustrating to say the least! They don’t even show up on discogs. He didn’t say this was the band for certain, just that they were one of Frank’s post punk ventures and possibly worth looking into!

I hope this helps a little!

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The TOZEX platform aims to align the interests of entrepreneurs, investors and traders to bring them into a fully regulated and transparent ecosystem without third-party assistance and without the force majeure risks associated with depot provider problems. https://tozex.io/ (maykl71)
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Woody Harrelson To Star In ‘Triangle Of Sadness’ - Directed by Ruben Östlund ('Force Majeure') - Follows a Marxist boat captain on a luxury cruise. When the boat sinks, the survivors fight for survival on a deserted island as traditional hierarchies go out of the window. theplaylist.net/woody-har…
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Can a venue charge 50% fee if Force Majeure is invoked? (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)

My wedding was supposed to be last week and it was rescheduled for August due to Covid. The venue sent us a reschedule agreement that includes a 50% fee if the wedding has to be canceled on the rescheduled date (the move puts the event into hurricane season). I looked into LA law as best i could (I'm not an attorney) and saw some conflicting things, some said we should go to a pre-contract state (I assume that means we get our money back, but nothing else) some seemed to say otherwise.

If it is canceled, or if we don't want to risk it on the COVID side, do we have a leg to stand on?

Thanks,

JW

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@Reuters: Energy Transfer takes the rare step of invoking force majeure to prevent #oil firms from walking away from the controversial North Dakota #pipeline expansion, sources say https://t.co/HvZ0qgZeUf via @lailakearney @Devikakrishnak https://t.co/l1KV5lYtVc mobile.twitter.com/Reuter…
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Probably I was hoping too much. But force majeure can happen anytime.
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Total parmi les concurrents d'EDF réclamant la force majeure sur l'électricité nucléaire boursorama.com/bourse/act…
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[Carlisle] Multiple sources tell me that #MLS owners have backed down on having force majeure tied to attendance. Will now look like NBA version. That is a major obstacle overcome. #MLSPA twitter.com/JeffreyCarlis…
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'Force Majeure' on commercial rent. How can the Lessor counter?

"If due to flood, fire, earthquake, tempest or any other acts of god, or any other force majeure reasons or for any reason beyond the reasonable control of human beings, PREMISES or any part thereof cannot be used and, or, occupied by LESSEE or if PREMISES or any part thereof is sealed or is rendered unfit for use and occupation by any statutory authority and, or, municipality, LESSEE shall not be liable to pay any Rent or any other amount, whatsoever, to LESSOR or the maintenance agency of COMPLEX, or any government authority or anybody, for such period."

Our tenant is invoking the above 'Force Majeure' clause present in the rental agreement ( agreement carried over from previous owners to us ). The property is in Gurgaon and the tenant is gulf-based mid-level IT firm with multiple offices across India. Tenant claims 40% reduction in revenues and wants a full waiver for 'x' months. We have not had a particularly nice experience with the tenant ; tenant already breached the agreement by not paying the appreciated rent amount since last 18 months (we let it go since rentals in that area have significantly reduced)

TL;DR

Should this pandemic be construed as an act of god in context of rental payments?

If the lessee is justified to invoke Force Majeure, for how long can they defer payment? Lock-down has technically been lifted.

Would really appreciate if anyone dealing with similar situation or has knowledge of, can share their thoughts and wisdom.

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Contracts, Amendments, and Force Majeure

Hi everyone, I'm a lawyer so have just been trying to provide some tips where I can, given that everyone is amending their vendor contracts or figuring out how they can recover deposits right now (Disclaimer: I am not YOUR lawyer, I don't know your specific situation, and this is not legal advice!).

I'm still noticing a LOT of misunderstanding out there about force majeure (sometimes called an "acts of god" clause) and how it applies, so I wanted to recommend a GREAT podcast episode I just listened to that discusses this in detail. I don't want to violate any rules by posting a link but you can find it by googling "The Big Wedding Planning Podcast" and looking for the latest episode, "#196 Contracts and Amendments: Advice from an Attorney."

Secondly, I just wanted to share some tips as you amend your contracts. First and foremost, always READ your agreements (yes, the whole thing!) and make sure you understand the terms before signing. Don't be afraid to negotiate or ask questions. Some things to think about when amending vendor contracts right now:

  • Does the amendment make clear that if your wedding is on a Saturday, it can be rescheduled to another Saturday (or Friday/Sunday, or whatever you've agreed to)? If the day of week is not specified, the venue might require you to take a weekday.
  • Does it make clear that all amounts previously paid, including any non-refundable deposits, will be applied towards the new date?
  • Does it allow for any price increases for the new date? It might be reasonable for the vendor to specify, say, that you'll need to pay 2021 prices or state that prices will increase by 10%, etc.
  • Does it make clear what happens if you have to reschedule a second time (or, god forbid, a third)?
  • What happens if there are new limits on headcounts/capacity (for example, if your county limits gatherings to 50 people)? Do you have a bar or catering minimum you'd otherwise need to meet, and do you want to make clear that this will be reduced in the case of those type of limits?
  • What are the new payment due dates? Given that many vendors may be facing cash flow problems, you may be able to use it as a point of negotiation that you'll still keep to the payment due dates tied to the previous wedding date. Keep in mind, however, that that may mean you've paid 100% of fees for a wedding that won't happen for a year, and that some vendors may go out of business during that time (in which case any prepaid amounts are probably gone).
  • If you
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Some Generic Advice About Force Majeure

Hi, I'm a lawyer who handles commercial contracts. I'm not going to give legal advice or answer follow-up question here, but just wanted to provide some resources because I see a lot of people making assumptions that because what's happening is an "Act of God" or their vendor agreement has a force majeure clause, that it's a get-out-of-jail free card for getting their nonrefundable deposits back. Force majeure is a very fact-dependent analysis and will always depend on the specific language in your contract, but here are some resources (for people in the U.S.) that might be helpful to you in navigating this issue:

Good luck to everyone postponing/cancelling -- we are still holding out hope for Aug. 9!

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'Force Majeure' and how it would impact contracts

While seeing a recent video on Ben Mallah ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC94m18wtI9QAYrXKXqFPWDg/videos ) I saw that 'Force Majeure' has been invoked for certain housing tenant contracts. This is going to have a big impact on rents being paid and eviction. No eviction is possible now and evictions planned is frozen.

Coming to India 'Force Majeure' will not be invoked by Insurance companies on the deaths due to Coronavirus.

(Ref: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/insure/life-insurance/force-majeure-clause-wont-apply-to-coronavirus-death-claims-in-life-insurance-policies/articleshow/75004294.cms)

However a lot of contracts are going to go through this test. This is obviously going to impact a lot of businesses which depend on rentals.

Ref: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/how-coronavirus-may-cause-legal-wrangles/articleshow/74815141.cms?from=mdr

Ref: https://thewire.in/law/force-majeure-india-economy-covid-19-lockdown

I was wondering how a movie theater opposite to my house is managing and looks like PVR Inox have invoked Force Majeure to delay rent payments.

Ref: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/inox-joins-pvr-to-invoke-force-majeure

What is this sub's experiences on this? Does Force Majeure come into play in some of your contracts?

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ELI1L - frustration of purpose, force majeure, impracticability, and impossibility

Today on Explain Like I'm 1L, I'd like some insight on different theories of excusing contract performance. Especially in the context of law schools still charging full freight, and students feeling shorted, during the. COVID pandemic.

Like in this lawsuit against HLS.

Pandemics were super common before we had effective vaccines, widespread sewage systems, splinter-free toilet paper, and soap. So I would think there's some law on how pandemics affect contract performance.

Which theory of excusing performance gives a clear answer? Does it matter that we might come up with a COVID vaccine in a year? Two years? What if universities decide to slash tuition - does that actually get around the frustration of purpose? Or is it the kind of market participant negotiating that Judge Posnerbrook likes to see?

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Forced to cancel a wedding due to COVID-19 and venue unwilling to uphold the Force Majeure Clause

My wedding was scheduled for 05/24 and when the WHO declared a pandemic and New York started to see lots of cases, I began the talks with my venue about ways to deal with my date.

I live in Lewisville and the venue is located in Valley View. At first the venue suggested that I reschedule the wedding to another date. Unfortunately because I will be starting my surgical residency this coming July in a different city, I am unable and unwilling to reschedule to another date that may or may not work for me. She then suggested I find another bride who may want to buy the wedding date from me given that she can schedule her wedding on a date within the year if it is still available. I posted on a few websites and I could not find a bride and my posts were removed claiming solicitation. So I finally told her that I want a refund because none of the other options work for me. I have talked to her for hours telling her the force Majeure clause gives me claim to a refund. And she and her husband have been extremely unwilling and are trying to force me to reschedule even though it's not a valid option for me. And they are claiming that because this is not their fault, they get to keep the money paid thus far. The retainer was $1000 and the first payment was $1025. So we are talking about a total of $2025. I have stopped making any more payments considering everything. I also think the Force Majeure clause rids me of any liability for not making payments.

The two clauses that are being referenced back and forth between us.

  1. Event Cancellation. If your event is canceled due to no fault of [venue name] the entire retainer or any money paid to that point will be retained by [venue name]

  2. Force Majeure.  The Parties shall not be liable for failure to perform under the terms and conditions of this Agreement if such failure is caused by or due to the acts or regulations of public authorities, labor difficulties, civil tumult, strike, epidemic or any cause beyond the control of the Parties, excluding economic hardship, changes in market conditions, and insufficiency of funds.

Her and her husband feel that they've done everything to accommodate by allowing me to reschedule. I feel that because I'm not agreeable to a reschedule, I am entitled to a refund. And I should not be forced into something I don't want. I have even considered a partial refund but she is not okay with it.

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Refusing to refund event deposit - Force Majeure

Hey everyone,

My parents organised a big birthday celebration for their 50th at a venue. The event did not go ahead due to the pandemic and the relevance of the celebration has passed. Originally we were told that the party would be postponed. My parents did not agree but could not get in touch with the owner. We have finally heard back from her after we sent an email asking for the deposit to be refunded (less some admin fees as we understand that it is a difficult time) as the original date could not be met.
The owner has stated a force majeure clause in their terms that exempt them from any liability and if we don't want the event to go ahead, then that is on our own accord and no deposit shall be refunded.

My parents did not sign any terms, but I'm guessing the payment of a deposit binds them? The deposit was paid many months prior and the venue would not have incurred any costs for the event (food/drinks/staff as the party was obviously not going ahead due to the pandemic i.e. restrictions were already in place).

They have contacted consumer affairs however it might be a while until we hear from them. One of the examples on the site of an unfair contract was one that punishes the consumer for terminating the contract, and another about leaving the consumer in financial detriment. The deposit wasn't like $500 or something, it was half the cost of the party (a good few thousand dollars). Do those examples apply here?
We understand that this is a tough time for everybody (my family run a cafe that has had to close), but it is a lot of money that we could really use.
Do my parents have any right to their deposit back, or does that force majeure clause overwrite everything?

Cheers

tl;dr: venue refusing to refund deposit back after event did not go ahead due to covid-19, using a force majeure clause to exempt any liability

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@Reuters: Energy Transfer takes the rare step of invoking force majeure to prevent #oil firms from walking away from the controversial North Dakota #pipeline expansion, sources say https://t.co/B24ChGOMPj by @lailakearney @Devikakrishnak https://t.co/YJQrNRVbKW mobile.twitter.com/Reuter…
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Across Ontario, tenants are reviewing their commercial lease agreements and trying to determine whether a global pandemic will qualify as a force majeure event. If you need legal advice from an Ottawa commercial lease lawyer, book your free legal consultation with Supply Law today. supplylaw.ca/2020/06/04/i…
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If you bought a house before the coronavirus crisis hit, don’t expect force majeure to save you

https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/mortgages/if-you-bought-a-house-before-the-coronavirus-crisis-hit-dont-expect-force-majeure-to-save-you

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Venue Contract with no Force Majeure with deposit due in 2 day

Hi Reddit,

Looking for your advice here! My fiance and I have to provide a 50% deposit on our venue in 2 days for a wedding in Oct. 2020 in North Jersey (US). Currently, the contract does not have a force majeure clause. It outlines that all deposits are non-refundable and the only way out of the contract would be to provide a written notice of cancellation. Upon cancellation notice - we would still be on the hook for the full cost of the event. Unless the venue identified an event of equal or greater value.

I don't want to pay the deposit, as I'm afraid we won't get our money back if the wedding ends up being < 50 guest. At the same time, I don't want to be in breach of the contract. Assuming breaching the contract makes us by default liable for the cost of the event.

Are there any options around this? If the venue is restricted to < 50 guest due to local government restriction. Can I claim that they are in breach of our contract as the minimum currently in our contract is 125? Are there any other options?

Edit 1: added location

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Enacting Force Majeure Clause in Venue Contract

Has anyone been able to leverage the force majeure clause in their venue contract due to COVID?

We have an event on September 1 and 2 that we think will likely need to be cancelled, and we're wondering how to best approach the venue.

Here's the force majeure clause in our contract:

The performance required by either party under this Agreement shall be excused in the event that extraordinary occurrences beyond the control of the party seeking to be excused (such as acts of God, war, terrorist acts, government regulation, riots, or disasters) renders such performance impossible or illegal.

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Movies like Force Majeure (2014)

Hey guys, this is my favorite movie lately. Cause of interesting subject, realistic long dialogs with dark humor and family drama. Family part not necessity. Any suggestions?

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C'E' UN PIZZICO DI ITALIA IN GRANDVILLE. SETTIMA PARTE DELLE ANNOTAZIONI A FORCE MAJEURE - FUMETTOMANIA WEB MAGAZINE fumettomaniafactory.net/c…
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Govt pays penalty to idle power cos, force majeure not applied tbsnews.net/bangladesh/en…
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First request from client to escape a contract on force majeure arising from Covid-19.

I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have this as a template by the end of the week!!!

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[Dan Lust, Esq] Based on the NBA’s Force Majeure clause, the league has to decide whether it’s cancelling the season by May 10th (within 60 days of the suspension announcement). This new CDC announcement forces their hand to some extent because it essentially prohibits games until May 15th. twitter.com/SportsLawLust…
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Force Majeure (2014)

Offbeat French comic drama centered around one instinctively selfish act and the toxic fallout from it. On paper it's a thin premise but it plays with it beautifully and is at times absurd, laugh out loud funny, ridiculous and cringey. Families eh..

https://preview.redd.it/tggqvufs9v051.jpg?width=1280&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=4ed7cbe3b61f3f49207e0ae0959ac62ff9789ae6

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Er coronavirus en force majeure begivenhed?

En jeg kender, har en datter der skal konfirmeres, og der var bestilt kok. Da de får den nye dato af præsten, fortæller de den straks til kokken, som så må informere dem om, at han allerede er booket den dag. Han tilbyder at finde en anden dag, ellers må de aflyse - uden at depositum bliver tilbagebetalt. Men vil ham jeg kender kunne påberåbe force majeure og dermed få depositum tilbage alligevel?

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Force Majeure COVID-19

The Coronavirus Pandemic has caused much disruption in our society over the last few months. In the UT Austin community, it is the reason that the annual event known as Round-Up couldn’t happen in March. Hundreds of thousands of fraternity’s dollars hang in the balance as a result of this cancellation.

Fraternities all across campus have had to recoup investments made towards their Round-Up parties. Many of whom have been told by contracted performers that they would not be receiving their money back. My question today is: would Force Majeure be a solid defense in claims court? Many artist contracts have vague or non-existent cancellation clauses, and certainly nothing that regards the possibility of a global pandemic preventing Round-Up from occurring.

[This thread is a project for Professor B. Gold’s LEB320F course]

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Covid-19 Could Cost NBA Players $654 Million in Salary. Under current CBA, players could lose 1/92.6th of their salary for every game canceled due to Force Majeure events, including ‘epidemics’

GoFundMe coming up from many NBA players

https://frntofficesport.com/nba-players-salary-impact-coronavirus/

> NBA players could potentially lose $654 million in pay if the global coronavirus pandemic wipes out what’s left of the 2019/2020 season, according to an estimate by Spotrac. > > The NBA’s roughly 450 players across 30 teams usually get paid twice a month, though individual contracts vary. However, if there are no games, there are no paychecks. > > NBA Commissioner Adam Silver suspended the 2019-2020 regular season as of March 11, and expects operations to be shut down for at least 30 days. If the regular season is canceled, the NBA could lose up to 250 games through the last day of the season on April 15. > > If the canceled games are not made up, players could take a big hit in their bank accounts. LeBron James, for example, could lose an estimated $8.95 million in salary, according to Michael Ginnitti, co-founder and editor of Spotrac, which tracks the salaries of pro players and payrolls of teams. > > Spotrac’s estimate does not include additional postseason pay. > > Under the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, players can lose 1/92.6th of their salary for every game canceled due to a Force Majeure event, according to ESPN. So-called FME events under the current CBA include “epidemics.” > > CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers summed up the potential problem facing NBA players on social media. > > “No games, no pay…Hope everybody saved properly,” tweeted McCollum.

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"Force Majeure" is getting an American remake as a Will Ferrell comedy

This is probably old news but I just saw a commercial for a movie called "Downhill" starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus which is a remake of "Force Majeure" but focusing entirely on the comedic aspects of the original film.

First of all, what the hell? How does a movie like "Force Majeure" even get a remake, let alone an American goofball comedy remake?

Second, I'm actually kind of looking forward to this. The original film is funny in parts, so I think it's interesting to tease out more of the humor from the situation, though I also think the humor from the original works because of how straight-faced it is delivered.

But anyway, what do you all think of this? I was so taken aback by this commercial. I just can't imagine how someone sat down, wrote a comedy remake of this film, pitched it as such, and got it into production. It's just such an odd choice.

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Can a company claim "Force Majeure" and decay a refund?

We are looking for options on Force Majeure as it applies to our situation.

A local soccer academy cancelled the March Break Soccer Camp taking a cue from Soccer Canada to cease all soccer related activities. The cancellation notice said the registrants would receive a credit to be used for camps offered in July or the credit can be held until 2021.

In our case (and six other families), the summer camps where not viable and commuting our sons to a week long event in 2021 was not reasonable either.

When we asked the business for a refund, our request was denied. The company responded with "this is something that is absolutely beyond our control and is considered legally speaking force majeure. Providing a credit to our clients is something that has a huge negative impact on our operations, but we believe that bis the best option to preserve the continuation of our activities, and guarantee that all our clients will be able to receive the services they paid for."

The contract stated "If the FCB Soccer Camp is cancelled, our liability is limited to a full refund of your deposits and FCB Soccer Camp Price, and we will not be liable for any other costs, damages, or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment, or expense whatsoever in such circumstances.” There is no force majeure clause.

But that isn't the real problem. We get they can't provide the camp. We are not holding them to that. We just want a refund for services not provided. The information we do have, is that of 42 participants, only about 12-15 wanted a refund.

We have been pressuring the company every way possible but they refuse to reposed to any contact attempts.

I have included our link to our story for a little more context. We are now considering banding together and taking the company to civil court, and would like to gather opinions of the application of force majeure. Thanks.

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China invokes 'force majeure' to protect businesses — but the companies may be in for a 'rude awakening' cnbc.com/2020/03/06/coron…
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HITS Daily Double: Howard King (reps all 3 headliners) on Coachella and Force Majeure hitsdailydouble.com/news&…
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The more you know... Charlotte's contract with the RNC doesn’t have a Force Majeure provision.

That provision allows for one party to opt out in case of an “act of God” — an event like a natural disaster, a hurricane... or a pandemic.

WFAE (Charlotte's NPR)'s Inside Politics podcast dug into Charlotte's options for hosting (or cancelling) the RNC, as well as how other national emergencies – like the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic – have impacted our elections.

Here's what we found: https://wfae.report/insidepolitics/can-charlotte-cancel-the-rnc-over-coronavirus-and-will-we-see-a-surge-in-mail-voting/

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FORCE MAJEURE.....Awoke this morning with this phrase in my head. Cannot connect it to what is going on with me
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CEVA Logistics declares Force Majeure trailermag.com.au/news/ar…
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Governor of Oklahoma asks trump to declare Force Majeure to bail out oil producers. cbsnews.com/news/kevin-st…
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Canceled Wedding due to COVID-19. Venue not refunding under Force Majeure/Acts of God.

I’m laid off and having an extremely difficult time getting employed and my fiancé is working minimum hours. We don’t know what the future holds and we’re currently in a hard financial stance. The amount deposited to the venue (Florida), and to which we are asking a refund amounts to $3,000. We have decided to scale down on our wedding, as we would prefer to save our money, due to the uncertainty of the future. We have reached out asking for at least a third of the amount given to no avail. (Obviously, these force majeure contracts are written to benefit them at the end of the day). They have sent over the cancellation contract for us to sign. We have come to the conclusion that will never see that money again. Are we right? Should we fight? Would we even win? Is it be possible to write this we off in our taxes?

Adding to the post

What the agreement states: Venue shall not be responsible for any failure to perform any obligation under this Agreement due to unforeseen circumstances or causes beyond that venue’s reasonable control, including acts of God, war, riot, acts of civil/military authorities, hurricane, tornado, lightning strike, fire, flood, or labor strike. For purposes hereof, a Force Majeure Event shall also be deemed to exist if 25% or more of the flights arriving and departing from the Greater Orlando International Airport have been canceled for any one or more of the foregoing reasons, as verified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Unless otherwise agreed to by the Parties, Client assumes the risk of an Event Cancellation by Force Majure Even, including those that arise during Event, and any Force Majeure Event shall not affect monies owed by Client under this agreement.

We signed the contract 09/2019 Wedding Date 10/11/20 Emailed them 05/04/20

Thank you for reading!

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The Libyan Oil Corporation announces the state of force majeure at the Sharara oil field twitter.com/AlarabyTV/sta…
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We were supposed to close on our house in 2 days and the buyer wants to pull out claiming they’ve lost too much money in the stock market (who hasn’t?!)and are claiming “force majeure” due to Corona Virus and want to keep their earnest money deposit. Is it worth it to go into arbitration?

We are in Ca. This is an investor that made a cash offer with a 10k earnest money deposit, 45 day escrow, they released all contingency weeks ago. Any advice is appreciated!

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Can I still get a full refund for flight ticket cancellation due to force majeure?

A little context:

I was supposed to fly to Indonesia April this year, but due to the virus I cancelled my flight. While I wouldn't fly during such circumstances anyways, the airline (Garuda) sent me an email saying that due to force majeure, the airline would not allow any non-locals to board. They also suggested that I cancel my flight 48 hours before the scheduled flight time to ensure my ticket credit stays valid. Not knowing any better I did.

Looking back, I believe that I should have been entitled for a full refund since the cancellation was out of my control. Additionally, I probably won't be flying in the near future so the flight credit voucher is pretty useless for me. I was just wondering if I was asked to cancel the flight (and did), would it mean i'm not longer legible to get a refund?

Sorry if this doesn't fit in this sub, i'm just pretty clueless about what to do with this whole situation. +their customer service has been pretty unhelpful. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!

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Annulation mariage (due au covid-19) et cas de force majeure

Hello,

Ma fiancée et moi même devions nous marier en Mai (à la fin du mois) et au vue de la situation actuelle nous avons décidé de l'annuler (-> décalage à une date très lointaine).

Nous avions commencé l'organisation en Septembre/octobre l'année dernière. La plupart de nos prestataires n'ont posé aucun problème avec ça et nous ont remboursé tout ou partie l'acompte que nous leur avions versé.

Notre traiteur cependant refuse cela et ne veut pas rembourser l'acompte de 2000 euros que nous leur avions versé. Ils ne considèrent pas la situation actuelle comme un cas de force majeure au motif qu'aujourd'hui, rien n'indique qu'ils ne seront pas techniquement capable d'assurer la prestation de leur côté et que nous annulons notre mariage par "confort".

Je ne sais pas trop quoi penser de ça. De notre côté nous sommes plus ou moins forcé de le décaler (la famille de ma copine, chinoise, ne pourra pas se déplacer - entre autres raisons).

Merci d'avance pour vos conseils !

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📅︎ Mar 23 2020
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Rupture de CDD pour cas de force majeure

Bonjour,

Édit : j'ai reçu aujourd'hui un message me priant de ne pas tenir compte du message précédent annulant la rupture de mon contrat de travail et qu'il ne s'agit que d'une erreur de traitement... Tout est bien qui finit bien finalement.

J'écris ce poteau dans le but de recueillir vos avis et vos éventuels conseils à la suite d'un message reçu par l'association qui m'emploie. Il s'agit d'un document à signer électroniquement, ce que je n'ai pas encore fait.

> Nous vous informons que suite à la pandémie de Corona Virus constituant un événement de force majeure, nous contraignant à la fermeture de tous les établissements recevant du public non indispensable au bon fonctionnement de la nation conformément à l'arrêté du 14 mars 2020, nous sommes au regret de procéder à la rupture anticipée de votre contrat de travail à durée déterminée, conformément à l'article L1243-1 du Code de Travail.

> Cet événement extérieur, imprévisible, inévitable et insurmontable, subi par notre association rend impossible l'exécution de votre contrat de travail.

> La rupture de votre contrat prend donc effet immédiatement.

> Nous vous ferons parvenir votre certificat de travail, votre bulletin de paie, votre attestation Pôle Emploi ainsi que votre solde de tout compte.

J'imagine que tout cela est légal, j'ai regardé rapidement le texte de loi cité mais je n'ai rien vu concernant la rupture pour cas de force majeure.

Mon contrat avec l'association remonte au 14 janvier 2020 et avait une date de fin jusqu'au 7 février. Un premier avenant a été signé le 24 février (plus de deux semaines après la fin théorique, mais j'ai continué à travailler entre les deux) pour prolonger le contrat jusqu'au 6 mars. Un deuxième avenant a été signé le 15 mars pour prolonger le contrat jusqu'au 30 avril. Ce second avenant est arrivé le lendemain du discours du président appelant les établissements accueillants du public à fermer leurs portes.

Quelques questions en vrac que j'ai après la première lecture de ce document :

  • Ai-je droit à des indemnités de licenciement comme cela est prévu dans le cadre d'un CDD, ou bien ce cas de force majeure les dédouanent complément de les verser ?
  • Y a-t-il possibilité de toucher des indemnités de la part de Paul emploie après cette courte période de travail ? J'étais sans emploi avant de signer ce contrat.
  • Le salaire versé correspondra-t-il aux heures travaillées en mars, + 84 % des heures non travaillées jusqu'à la date de rupture
... keep reading on reddit ➡

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Force Majeure (2014) imgur.com/9F9CF7J
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China trade Council issues 3325 force majeure certificates as a way to protect firms from legal damages as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The certificates cover 8 total contract value of around 270 billion yuan or $38.4BB). forexlive.com/news/!/chin…
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Preparation of Force Majeure notices due to COVID-19 for contracts

Today I am preparing a potential notice under a construction contract for FM due to COVID-19. This is my first actual FM submission in 15 years of projects. Even with previous experience delivering a project delayed by mortar and rocket fire I have not had to invoke it.

How is everyone doing with this current situation?

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ELI5: What is force majeure?
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Force Majeure

Anyone know what a force majeure request would be in processing my disability claim?

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'Force Majeure' on commercial rent. How can the Lessor counter?

"If due to flood, fire, earthquake, tempest or any other acts of god, or any other force majeure reasons or for any reason beyond the reasonable control of human beings, PREMISES or any part thereof cannot be used and, or, occupied by LESSEE or if PREMISES or any part thereof is sealed or is rendered unfit for use and occupation by any statutory authority and, or, municipality, LESSEE shall not be liable to pay any Rent or any other amount, whatsoever, to LESSOR or the maintenance agency of COMPLEX, or any government authority or anybody, for such period."

Our tenant is invoking the above 'Force Majeure' clause present in the rental agreement ( agreement carried over from previous owners to us ). The property is in Gurgaon and the tenant is gulf-based mid-level IT firm with multiple offices across India. Tenant claims 40% reduction in revenues and wants a full waiver for 'x' months. We have not had a particularly nice experience with the tenant ; tenant already breached the agreement once by not paying the appreciated rent amount since last 18 months (we let it go since rentals in that area have somewhat significantly reduced).

TL;DR

Should this pandemic be construed as an act of god in context of rental payments?

If the lessee is justified to invoke Force Majeure, for how long can they defer payment? Lock-down has technically been lifted.

Would really appreciate if anyone dealing with similar situation can share their thoughts and wisdom.

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