Breach of Contract Related to COVID-19
Thousands of civil cases have been filed since the COVID-19 global pandemic. Companies and business owners are dealing with unprecedented legal issues such as breach of contracts. In order to effectively mitigate liability, business lawyers should be hired to facilitate unique strategies.
In order to understand how courts will treat breach of contract related to COVID-19, we must study the history of how breach can be excused over the centuries. Fundamentally, the reason for a breach will determine the outcome of a case. The more powerful the breaching party is, the more control it will have. If a change of government regulation or law makes it illegal to perform a contract, a breach most likely will be excused.
Because COVID-19 has suspended a lot of businesses and the government has put numerous health regulations in place, a breach would be excused if a business cannot be lawfully run. Justification depends on the COVID-19 circumstances and the contract in place. Because of the tricky nature of this situation, it is sound to consult an attorney about contracts and its relationship to COVID-19 before making any decisions that could make them vulnerable to liability.