To navigate the choppy waters of contract negotiations, it helps to understand the lexicon of lawyers. Here are some simple explanations of legal terms related to meeting and event cancellations. DISCHARGE — If a party to a contract is discharged (released from obligation) for reasons of impossibility of performance, impracticability of performance, or frustration of purpose, the party is not liable for breach of contract. FORCE MAJEURE — An act or occurrence that cannot be reasonably ...

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