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Construction Law Alert: What is a pay-when-paid clause?

June 10th, 2020|Construction Law|

Construction Law Alert – Recent Court Decision on Enforceability of Pay-When-Paid Contract Clauses

On April 17, 2020, the CA Court of Appeal handed down a decision that will have major implications for construction industry players including general contractors, subcontractors, and sureties.

In Crosno Construction v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, the Court held that an open-ended “pay-when-paid” clause in a subcontractor’s contract was unenforceable. The clause allowed delaying of the payment until after general contractor’s litigation concluded against the owner.

What is a pay-when-paid clause?

A “pay-when-paid” clause addresses the timing of […]

RELIEF FOR BUSINESS LOSS DUE TO COVID-19: Part 2!

April 30th, 2020|Business Law, Contracts|

Has Your Business Been Affected By The Coronavirus Pandemic? Let’s Talk Legal Options

In last week’s post, we discussed the ways you might be able to find some immediate relief for your business in the midst of this COVID-19 climate via the Force Majeure clause.

However, not all contracts contain this clause. So we’ve done you a solid and created a two-part series to explore some other legal options.

So what do you do if your contract does not contain a force majeure provision and you experience business […]

Relief for Business Loss due to COVID-19: Force Majeure!

April 21st, 2020|Business Law, Contracts|

With the coronavirus still continuing to spread across the world, few remain immune to the many unprecedented changes it’s causing–including your business. That’s why we’ve created a two-part series detailing some legal options that may help ease the blow for you and your business during these trying times.

Force Majeure

Most contracts contain a “force majeure” (French for “superior force”) clause which excuses performance obligations under exceptional unforeseen circumstances beyond the parties’ control (e.g., natural disasters, pandemics, quarantines, strikes and war) and may apply to a global pandemic such […]

Mahyar Ghassemian Exit Coach Radio Interview: How Contracts Can Help you Deal with COVID-19

April 13th, 2020|Business Law, Construction Law, Contracts|

Mahyar Ghassemian gave an illuminating interview just yesterday with Exit Coach Radio on contract provisions that can help business owners with COVID-19 issues and other advice about dealing with this crisis.

Click this link to her Exit Coach Radio Interview and give it a listen!