Joshua M. Bowman quoted by on liability protections for the hospitality industry

December 21, 2020

Joshua M. Bowman, chair of the firm’s Hospitality Practice Group, was quoted in a article, “U.S. Airlines and Hotels to Receive Long-Awaited Relief as Part of New $900 Billion Aid Package.” The article discussed Congress’s $900 billion coronavirus relief deal. The deal is not expected to include federal liability protections for the hospitality industry. Despite the lack of federal protection, at least 40 U.S. states instated some degree of liability protection this year as a result of the pandemic. According to the article, “many hotels that housed healthcare workers or served as quarantine wards during the pandemic would be protected by state-level liability protections geared toward healthcare facilities.”

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 From the article:

“Quite frankly, in the hospitality industry, you’re not seeing large numbers of lawsuits,” Joshua Bowman, a partner at Boston-based law firm Sherin and Lodgen and chair of the firm’s hospitality practice, told Skift last week. “When it comes to the medical industry, that’s where most of the state bills are focused.”