Indian Legalese

I’m reading a a contract that we put together for a client some time
ago, to get an idea of how it’s done. I’m skimming the terms and
conditions, and I come across this:

term “Force Majeure” as employed in this contract shall mean wars
(declared or undeclared) or revolutions, civil wars, tidal waves, flies , major floods,
earthquakes, epidemics, quarantine restrictions and freight embargoes
and transporters strikes affecting the country as a whole.”
(emphasis added)

I’m pretty sure they meant fires, not flies. But it still elicits a chuckle. I didn’t know our insect problem was that bad!


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