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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born.
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        Christian R. Jenner and Paul M. Kessimian Present at the Rhode Island Bar Association 2021 Annual Meeting

        Partridge Snow & Hahn partners Christian R. Jenner and Paul M. Kessimian presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Bar Association on June 23, 2021. The presentation—entitled What Now? Contract-ing COVID — included a survey of the pertinent law as well as a panel discussion of recent cases (from Rhode Island and elsewhere) involving legal issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel discussed the doctrines of impossibility, impracticability and frustration of purpose discharging contractual obligations, as well as how “force majeure” and “hell or high water” contract clauses impact the default legal rules. Real world cases arising out of the pandemic furnished examples that could potentially apply to any unforeseen type event, and how such events could impact the enforcement of contracts.

        Paul and Christian were joined on the panel by former colleague Christopher Lisy, who is a disputes partner in the Boston office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.