Does the COVID-19 pandemic excuse contract performance under the doctrine of force majeure?

A question often asked is whether businesses and individuals can avoid contract performance because of the COVID-19 pandemic? This question permeates all aspects of the business world, from office leases to product purchase and sale contracts to loan contracts and myriad other contractual arrangements.

Here are two recent white papers by some very esteemed lawyers that discuss the topic in detail:

http://www.cblg.biz/resources/force-majeure-and-covid-19/

https://www.bricker.com/resource-center/COVID19/publications/force-majeure-provisions-dusting-off-a-law-school-exam-topic-for-the-covid-19-pandemic

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