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May 12, 2017
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Americas: Is Your Meeting Illegal, Impossible, or Impracticable?


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When is a meeting cancellation not a cancellation? When the situation rises to the level of force majeure. This could be anything from a natural disaster to a terrorist attack to civil unrest—anything that kills the possibility of holding your meeting. 

And yes, you do need a force majeure clause, said as attorney, speaker, and College of Coastal Georgia professor Tyra Hilliard, Esq., PhD, CMP, in a recent MeetingsNet webinar. While some people believe that it’s enough to have a right to force majeure under state contract laws, most of those rights only apply to legally defined "acts of god," she added. If the situation that arises is an act of man—say riots near your meeting hotel—those laws would not apply.

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