Construction contracts should be written to address all reasonably foreseeable events, including infectious diseases such as the novel coronavirus, an attorney writes. He offers five steps to help ensure that contracts account for risk from the virus and other outbreaks.
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Relatively little case law exists concerning whether the force majeure doctrine applies to project delays caused by a disease outbreak, an attorney and law clerk write. Owners, contractors and subcontractors need to ensure that risk allocation in contracts is fair and reasonable so that projects are delivered successfully, they write.
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A look at AIA contract documents in light of coronavirus Full Story: JD Supra/Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (3/6) American Institute of Architects contract forms lay out five situations in which contractors can invoke force majeure provisions for a project delay claim, two attorneys write. Two of those conditions, “unusual delay in deliveries” and “other causes” justifying a delay, could be applicable to delays caused by a coronavirus pandemic, they write.
Also following is an article that appeared in the March 13th issue of Construction Dive.
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