Bloomberg Law
Nov. 16, 2020, 9:46 AM

ANALYSIS: New Boilerplate Needed as Contract Actions Heat Up

Jennifer Marsh
Jennifer Marsh
Legal Analyst

The Covid-19 health crisis, with its many lockdowns and restrictions, is engendering new species of contract-based litigation. These disputes have a common thread: Few drafters and signatories may have properly anticipated the impact of a global pandemic when entering into standard-form agreements or agreements with boilerplate clauses. Or even if they did, they may have lacked the bargaining power to change the language. As a result, lawsuits, including class actions, are being filed against companies issuing agreements for season passes, monthly memberships, tuition, insurance policies, and special events.

In 2021, pandemic-related disruptions and restrictions are likely to continue. Accordingly, ...

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