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With disruptions affecting every aspect of the supply chain, companies are increasingly encountering legal arguments offered to justify a failure to meet supply obligations. This article in the Supply Chain Disruption Series provides a concise summary of the three legal theories frequently invoked to excuse nonperformance of contractual duties. Force Majeure Overview The concept of force majeure (French for “superior force”) originates in common law. Today, however, force majeure primarily comes into legal play as…