Utah Contacts: When is Substantial Performance Enough?

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Under Utah law, must parties to a contract perform their contract duties strictly, literally, exactly, and completely? If they do not, are they in breach and liable for damages? No, not always. Sometimes all that is required is “substantial performance.” This article discusses what substantial performance is and what Read More

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