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The pandemic has spurred analysis of legal issues as businesses grapple with their respective relationships with both private and public entities. For example, corporate general counsel suddenly were flooded with law firm alerts analyzing the scope of force majeure clauses — a contract term that is rarely the focus of negotiation. In this article, the authors examine Section 525 of the Bankruptcy Code — the anti-discrimination section, and its implications during COVID-19.
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