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Manage COVID-19 Contract Disruptions + Earn Continuing Legal Education Credits on the LexisNexis December 8th Webinar

November 16, 2021 (3 min read)

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted contracts of every type and size and has rendered countless other contracts intolerably costly or risky. Parties have sought to be excused of their contractual obligations by invoking force majeure clauses or extra-contractual theories of impossibility and impracticability.  

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 12:30 pm ET – 2:30 pm ET, LexisNexis® will host the Corbin on Contracts: Force Majeure & Impossibility of Performance Resulting From COVID-19 & Lessons for Future Considerations live webinar. This two-hour continuing legal education (CLE) course from LexisNexis® provides timely court insights on contractual obligations, plus valuable lessons learned that can be applied well beyond the pandemic. This economical, convenient webinar offers counsel the opportunity to attain CLE credits from any location; no need to travel. 

Register individually or multiple attorneys from your firm today. 

Attendees will learn:  

* Detailed factors that courts employ to assess whether a party is excused of its contractual obligations due to a supervening event   
* Current COVID-19 judicial decisions through critical analysis 
* How courts honor the parties’ allocation of risks in their contracts but do not excuse performance simply because a supervening event turns the contract into a bad deal
* Significant hurdles that must be overcome to be excused—including foreseeability and causation 
* How to draft better force majeure clauses and protect your clients from unforeseen events

BONUS - All registrants will receive the new essential printed edition of Corbin on Contracts: Force Majeure and Impossibility of Performance Resulting From COVID-19 in addition to a presentation slide deck for reference


Tim Murray, author attorney, is a partner in the law firm Murray, Hogue & Lannis in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has co-authored the supplements to Corbin on Contracts since 2004 and the Corbin on Contracts Desk Edition (2017) and is author of the 2018 revision of volume one of Corbin on Contracts (print or eBook). Mr. Murray writes and lectures extensively on the law of contracts and sales. Among others, he helped to revise the 2017 Pennsylvania jury instructions for contract law. He has written various chapters in Rabkin & Johnson Current Legal Forms with Tax Analysis, including chapters on the sale of goods, franchising, joint ventures, and equipment leasing. Click here for a current list of Mr. Murray’s books available on the LexisNexis® Store. He has also written extensively for Lexis's Legal Practice Advisor. Mr. Murray has represented numerous businesses and individuals in litigation and transactional matters, including among many others, General Motors Corporation, Bayer Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Alcoa, Nissan North America, Avery Dennison, companies of the Marmon Group, General Reinsurance, TWA, Home Insurance, and Kawasaki Motors. He received his B.A., summa *** laude, in 1981, and his J.D in 1984, from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jon Hogue, author attorney, is the Managing Partner of Murray, Hogue & Lannis. Mr. Hogue has taught as an adjunct professor at Carnegie-Mellon University and for over twenty-five years has been an author and presenter at contract law seminars, often in conjunction with his law partner, Dr. John Murray. Mr. Hogue has engaged in the negotiations and drafting of contracts covering multiple industries and has represented a variety of businesses in contract dispute litigation. Mr. Hogue is an honors graduate of Harvard College and received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh where he was the Executive Articles Editor of the Law Review. Click here for a current list of Mr. Hogue’s books available on the LexisNexis® Store.

*CLE is approved or in the process of approval for CLE credit. The type of credit requested is General/Skills.  The type of credit awarded is determined by the state governing MCLE Board.  Contact regarding state accreditation status.   

NOTE:  If you are licensed in New York, this content is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced New York attorneys.  Although, this content is appropriate for all New York attorneys, newly admitted attorneys cannot earn CLE credit for the completion of the course when presented via webinar or webcast. (NY has issued a temporary ruling that newly admitted attorneys can receive skills credit via webinar or webcast through June 30, 2022 due to COVID-19.)