act of God
- A natural disaster beyond human control or prevention, such as an earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption, hurricane, or tornado. It is important in a legal context mainly because it can be used as an excuse for failure to meet certain contractual obligations or completion deadlines in construction projects. Many insurance policies do not cover damages caused by acts of God
- Because the flood was deemed an act of God, the construction company was not held responsible for the project delay.
- When a tornado destroyed their home, they discovered their insurance policy did not cover acts of God.
- After the devastating hurricane, the local business suffered extensive damage which was not covered under their insurance due to the act of God clause.