Q: after signing a contract for a caterer for a set amount, can they add additional charges for state regulations?
We were told due to covid we would have to pay additional fees based on state regulations. Even though we booked during covid and the original contract does not mention these cost. Is this our responsibility?
A: The contract will control. If there is a fixed price - and the contract does not provide for any changes then the caterer may be stuck. The contract may have a clause that indicates that if an act of God is involved then there may be a different outcome. This may be called a force majuere paragraph in your contract. Just need to read contract and apply it.
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