Many planners are scrambling to understand force majeure clauses and their potential impact on future meeting cancellations. Industry attorney Tyra Hilliard, with the Atlanta-area firm Sumner & Associates, P.C., explains what it's all about. 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, ...

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