Force Majeure Clauses and COVID-19

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By Tyler S. Foutz Many contracts include what is commonly known as a “Force Majeure” clause. “Force Majeure” translates literally as “superior strength.” Force majeure clauses may also be known as “Act of God” clauses. A force majeure clause is intended to reduce or alter contractual obligations should a major event occur which renders the Read More

Contractors and Subcontractors – What Does COVID-19 Mean for Your Contracts?

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By Tyler S. Foutz We suddenly find ourselves in a much different business atmosphere in April of 2020.  Much of what we are experiencing is, of course, uncharted territory.  The COVID-19 precautions and shutdowns are likely to impact every industry and area of the economy in a different way.  Many contractors and subcontractors in the Read More

The Statute of Frauds: When Oral Contracts in Utah May or May Not Have Teeth

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Written vs. Oral Contracts Not all contracts have to be in writing. Generally, if one party makes a valid offer and another party accepts that offer, these two parties create a binding and enforceable contract. This does not mean, however, that an oral contract is just as good as Read More