JSH partner Erik Stone authored the Arizona chapter of USLAW NETWORK’s Force Majeure Compendium of Law (during COVID-19 pandemic). This multi-state resource addresses relevant considerations with respect to invoking “force majeure” clauses in contracts in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Written by USLAW NETWORK member attorneys, the 45-state compendium takes advantage of local knowledge and experience in each of the jurisdictions in which USLAW NETWORK firms practice.

“One long-term issue arising from COVID-19 will be future litigation resulting from the invoking of force majeure clauses,” said Roger M. Yaffe, CEO of USLAW NETWORK. “This compendium will provide USLAW clients further guidance on a state-by-state basis, including issues such as the requirement to obtain relief using force majeure and the possible scope of that relief.”

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In addition to the Force Majeure Compendium, USLAW regularly produces new and updates existing Compendiums, which are easily sourced on a state-by-state basis and are developed by the member firms of USLAW. Current Compendiums include Retail, Spoliation of Evidence, Transportation, Construction Law, Workers’ Compensation, Surveillance, Offer of Judgment, Employee Rights on Initial Medical Treatment, and many more. Visit USLAW’s website for a complete listing of current compendiums.

USLAW NETWORK’S Force Majeure Compendium of Law contains a brief overview of certain laws concerning various litigation and legal topics. The compendium provides a simple synopsis of current law and is not intended to explore lengthy analysis of legal issues. This compendium is provided for general information and educational purposes only. It does not solicit, establish, or continue an attorney-client relationship with any attorney or law firm identified as an author, editor or contributor. The contents should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. While every effort has been made to be accurate, the contents should not be relied upon in any specific factual situation. These materials are not intended to provide legal advice or to cover all laws or regulations that may be applicable to a specific factual situation. If you have matters or questions to be resolved for which legal advice may be indicated, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer authorized to practice law in the state for which you are investigating and/or seeking legal advice.

Erik Stone is experienced handling a variety of general civil litigation matters, including commercial litigation, intellectual property, professional liability, wrongful death and personal injury claims, employment and discrimination, HOA matters, and construction defect. He represents clients in industries such as financial services, software and technology, health care, legal, manufacturing, real estate, construction, restaurant and hospitality, sales, and retail.

In addition, Erik has represented clients in Tribal Law matters, including tribes, casinos, and gaming enterprises.