Donna K. Ralli of Fort Worth, who is an attorney with Healthpoint, received an agreement from a consulting company in Tennessee and couldn’t believe her eyes when she reviewed the Force Majeure clause:

(f) Force Majeure. Neither party shall be liable nor deemed to be in default of its obligations hereunder for any delay or failure in performance under this Agreement or other interruption of service resulting, directly or indirectly, from acts of God, civil or military authority, any acts of war or civil unrest including, but not limited to, terrorist attacks, intergalactic confrontations, accidents, natural disasters or catastrophes, strikes, or other work stoppages or any other cause beyond the … reaasonable control of the party affected thereby …

Donna adds: “I just hope we can count on the support of Luke Skywalker, C3PO, and Chewbacca (and lest we forget, little R2D2) when these confrontations occur, because we all know what a bad rap the pharmaceutical industry is getting lately and Healthpoint is not part of the Dark Side …”