unavoidable casualty


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Noun1.unavoidable casualty - a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of eventsunavoidable casualty - a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events; "he discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God"
calamity, catastrophe, tragedy, disaster, cataclysm - an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
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The statute says "any question" submitted to a state judge - excepting the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals - must be decided within three months unless prevented "by sickness or unavoidable casualty" or an agreement between both parties to a case.
respond, appear and defend, and there exists no excuse for neglect, unavoidable casualty or other just cause for default."
The pertinent part of the lease at issue stated: "Reynolds shall have and hold the Leased Land for the purposes set forth in this Mining Lease Agreement for a term of 50 years from and after the date first above written and for such longer time after such term has ended as Said Minerals are produced from the Leased Land by Reynolds; provided, however, that a temporary cessation of production due to unavoidable casualty, causes beyond the control of Reynolds, or ordinary and usual shutdowns for repairs and development of mines or excavations upon the leased land shall not operate to terminate this Mining Lease Agreement..." Since the agreement was made in 1965, Reynolds had neither mined nor paid taxes on the mineral land or the minerals in it.