§ 2615. Excuse by failure of presupposed conditions. Except so far as a seller may have assumed a greater obligation and subject to section 2614 (relating to substituted performance):
(1) Delay in delivery or non-delivery in whole or in part by a seller who complies with paragraphs (2) and (3) is not a breach of his duty under a contract for sale if performance as agreed has been made impracticable by the occurrence of a contingency the non-occurrence of which was a basic assumption on which the contract was made or by compliance in good faith with any applicable foreign or domestic governmental regulation or order whether or not it later proves to be invalid.
(2) Where the causes mentioned in paragraph (1) affect only a part of the capacity of the seller to perform, he must allocate production and deliveries among his customers, but may at his option include regular customers not then under contract as well as his own requirements for further manufacture. He may so allocate in any manner which is fair and reasonable.
(3) The seller must notify the buyer seasonably that there will be delay or nondelivery and, when allocation is required under paragraph (2), of the estimated quota thus made available for the buyer.
Cross References. Section 2615 is referred to in section 2616 of this title.Section: Previous 2603 2604 2605 2606 2607 2608 2609 2610 2611 2612 2613 2614 2615 2616 Next
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