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The Importance of Safe Berth Clauses in Light of The Coronavirus Pandemic

The Supreme Court Opinion in Athos I On March 30, 2020 the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in the case of CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. et al. v. Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd., et al.. The Supreme Court opinion clarified U.S. law on the issue of safe berth clauses in charter party […]

The Effect of COVID-19 on Your Ability to Fulfill Contract Obligations: Invoking Force Majeure and Impossibility Doctrines

In an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, governments around the world have ordered their citizens to hold in place. There is no indication of when these restrictions will be lifted. Naturally, this has had a huge effect on people’s ability to conduct business around the world. Many business owners, especially in […]

CARES Act grants $300M to help the fishery and seafood industry recover from COVID-19 pandemic

The United States House of Representatives is planning to convene today (Friday, March 27, 2020) and vote on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (AKA the “CARES Act”). The legislative intent of the CARES Act is to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the COVID-19 […]
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