Force Majeure and Climate Change What is the New Normal?

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December, 2014
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This Article focuses on construction contracts in the United States and describes how parties and courts approach force majeure questions in various contexts, including how both currently distinguish expected but severe weather (not generally a force majeure event) from unexpectedly or unusually severe weather (potentially a force majeure event). It then examines how these methods will need to evolve in light of changing weather patterns.