Breaching contracts in a COVID crisis

Grant Guenther, Macpherson Kelley

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Through no fault of their own, some businesses are struggling to fulfil contractual obligations as a result of COVID-19. Can businesses be still expected to uphold contracts written before the crisis? Lawyer Grant Guenther outlines some options, including force majeure and doctrine of frustration. Also Grant explains what businesses should be mindful of when drafting new contracts.