fortuitous event

See: accident, quirk
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This bill seeks to provide support and assistance to ECs adversely affected by a fortuitous event or force majeure in order to immediately restore electric service, provide a streamlined process to avail of financial assistance, and adopt other plans that would help ECs become more resilient and prepared in facing natural disasters in the future.
As if to foreshadow the city's tragedy this year, COA said the lack of insurance coverage deprive the government of 'adequate protection/indemnification of properties against damage or loss in case of fires, storms, earthquakes or other unforeseen fortuitous event and forces of nature.
As successfully completed 22 conferences in a row we are now stepping into the 23rd fortuitous event, this conference leads to the emerging insights about the human brain have implications for all aspects of human endeavour.
His life suddenly changes when a near-tragic but fortuitous event enables him to attend high school until he is expelled, along with the Jewish students, after Hungary joins the fascist camp.
Though the term beshert can refer to any fortuitous event ("I missed the bus, but it must have been beshert, because I heard it broke down"), it's most often used to mean a soulmate: the one person whom an individual is divinely destined to marry.
The fortuitous event dependent on the idea of risk may lead to the total or partial, permanent or temporary obstruction of the obligation fulfillment, may cause damage or total destruction of the asset which is the material object of the obligation.
Frozen plumbing is a fortuitous event when the property is properly cared for, so coverage applies.
Remember, Ireland had already beaten Georgia in an away game - that it was played in Germany and not the Georgian capital certainly looks a fortuitous event given that Cyprus also drew in Tblisi at the weekend.
And of course it was this particular concern attached to a fortuitous event, the 1967 anti-war march in Washington in which men of draft age made a bonfire of their draft cards, that led him to write The Armies of the Night.
This fortuitous event provides us with a priceless record of the appearance of prominent men at the height of the fashion of pony beads and quillwork.
The doctrine appears to have landed most firmly in the Restatement (Second) of Contracts, [section] 348 (3) (1981), which states, "If a breach is of a promise conditioned on a fortuitous event and it is uncertain whether the event would have occurred had there been no breach, the injured party may recover damages based on the value of the conditional right at the time of the breach.