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Are there are any cases on what would be an act of god under a force majeure clause?

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Published on LexisPSL on 09/04/2020

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  • Are there are any cases on what would be an act of god under a force majeure clause?

Are there are any cases on what would be an act of god under a force majeure clause?

In English law, the expression ‘force majeure’ does not refer to a legal doctrine. Instead, the expression ‘force majeure clause’ is used to describe a contractual term which may provide, for example, that on the happening of a specified event or event beyond the parties’ control, one (or both) of the parties:

  1. is excused from performance of the contract, in whole or in part

  2. is entitled to suspend performance or to claim an extension of time for performance

  3. is entitled to cancel the contract (or it may be

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