Latin Legal Terms

Calamitas

Calamitas – this term means calamity, disaster. I.e. it refers to the occurring of a sudden event, usually with natural (environmental) origin, which affects the legal interests of a person. In the legal practice, namely in the Law of Contracts, some natural events, are named “force-majeure” due to their sudden and unexpected occurring, and are detailed as an excuse for non-possibility of performance of obligations in contracts. In very often a party which is not able to perform properly towards the creditor due to force-majeure should not be liable for penalties.

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