October 21, 2020
September 28, 2020
Fishman Haygood has expanded its capabilities to assist clients dealing with distressed businesses and properties (whether as a creditor or debtor) which may include restructuring and formal bankruptcy cases, with the addition of three leading lawyers – William H. Patrick, III, Tristan E. Manthey and Cherie Dessauer Nobles and their support staff.
Billy Patrick and Tristan Manthey will head the firm’s restructuring and bankruptcy practice. The team was previously with Heller, Draper, Patrick, Horn & Manthey.…
September 22, 2020
Best Lawyers has recognized Mike Dodson, Danny Dysart, Carson Haddow, Blair Schilling, Rebekka Veith, and Molly Wells as “Ones to Watch”. Best Lawyers uses a peer review methodology to recognize attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years. See the announcement here.
July 10, 2020
Fishman Haygood successfully defended the manager of the Superdome, SMG, in a lawsuit alleging that the Superdome’s 100 Level accessible seating did not meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The plaintiff in Bailey v. Board of Commissioners of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, et al. (Case No. 2:18-cv-5888) alleged that the accessible seats in Rows 1 and 36 of the Superdome’s 100 Level violated the dispersion and sightline requirements of the ADA and that SMG failed to make the 100 Level accessible “to the maximum extent feasible” as part of its alterations to the Superdome in 2010. …
June 8, 2020
Drawing on her experience handling the most comprehensive police consent decree in the history of the United States as City Attorney for New Orleans, Sharonda Williams will join a distinguished national panel of defense attorneys with expertise in representing officers to discuss issues surrounding law enforcement’s liability.
The webinar, which is hosted by the Federal Bar Association, will be presented on July 21, 2020 at 1pm. The webinar follows a previous installment covering insights on how law enforcement is trained, special considerations that arise during their prosecution, and solutions for the problems faced by prosecutors.
Read more here and register here.
May 20, 2020
On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (the “Flexibility Act”). The House passed the bill (H.R. 7010) last week, and the President signed the bill into law on June 5. The Flexibility Act provides much needed relief for businesses by extending the “covered period” for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) to 24 weeks and reducing the amount of loan proceeds that must be spent on payroll costs to be eligible for forgiveness from 75% to 60%. Read more about what the Flexibility Act means for your business here.
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of places of public accommodation. In the past 7 years, the number of ADA Title III federal lawsuits has more than quadrupled, with 11,053 suits filed in 2019. On May 15, 2020, Fishman attorney Mike Dodson participated in a panel that presented this important topic at the American Bar Association’s Annual Real Property Trusts & Estates (RPTE) National CLE Conference (The Virtual Experience 2020). Mike discussed the applicability of Title III and key considerations, such as architectural standards for new and altered buildings, reasonable accommodations to policies, practices, and procedures, and effective communication with people with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities. In addition, Mike explained various avenues to achieve compliance, pre-suit, and how to defend Title III claims in litigation. Read about the presentation here.