The Latin term "force majeure" is defined as "a higher force, an irresistible force. An event which cannot be definitely foreseen or controlled." That's the definition from a law dictionary, anyway. A force majeure includes, but is not limited to, acts of God. Acts of God are a subset of force majeure. Force majeure is a class of circumstances beyond a party's control that make it impossible or commercially inadvisable to perform the contract at question. Like so many things in the law, ...

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