Force Majeure During Construction — Are You Ready?

By David Strickland III and Michelle Northcutt (October 23, 2017, 1:03 PM EDT) -- Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have come and gone. Looking back, were you or your owner clients ready? What should you be doing to prepare for the next hurricane?

Lawyers spend considerable amounts of time defining the scope of force majeure events and the associated relief mechanisms in their construction agreements. After the contract is signed, however, lawyers often move onto the next deal and lose sight of the current project.

We firmly believe lawyers should maintain the same attention to detail when preparing for, and responding to, issues that arise during project execution, including a force majeure event. This article...

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