A New Appreciation for Force Majeure Clauses

We all have developed a new appreciation of the importance of force majeure provisions in hotel and convention center contracts.

Essentially, a force majeure or termination provision addresses the conditions under which a party may terminate an agreement without liability. In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, it has become obvious that some of these provisions are better than others. Many are written in a way that mainly protects the hotel or convention center. The

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