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36915.4 DISCHARGE BY FRUSTRATIONdiscretion to provide some form of reward for a party who has carried out work under or in preparation for the contract. While having the potential to mitigate the harshness of the rule, the section never-theless has two important limitations: ■ The sum awarded is discretionary and is what the court believes to be a fair amount in the circumstances, not what a party has actually incurred in the way of expenses. So it is not a guarantee of recovery of all expenses incurred. The contract continues.YESYESNOYESNONOIs there an event beyond the control of either party to the contract that prevents the contract from being performed?Does the event:• make performance impossible?• make performance illegal?• destroy the commercial purpose of the contract?Is the event:• self-induced by the party claiming frustration?• merely more onerous to perform?• one the parties should have contemplated?• one the parties made provision for in the contract?• irrelevant because th...