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DLA Piper IPT partners Barry Heller, John Verhey and John Hughes recently conducted a webinar reviewing 2014’s top franchise decisions. Three significant 2014 matters are summarized below.
1. In Patterson v. Domino’s...more
A West Virginia Court refused to dismiss an action brought under its state workers' compensation law. That law permits an employee to recover greater damages when deliberate intent exists.
An employee of a Hardee's...more
Domino’s Pizza This week, the California Supreme Court held that Domino’s Pizza was not liable for the torts of an employee of a franchise because Domino’s had no contractual or operational control over the employee. The...more
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a Maryland U.S. District Court decision to dismiss a wrongful death suit brought against Marriott International based on a terrorist bombing that occurred at a...more
In This Issue: Barry Kurtz and Bryan Clements Featured in Bar Association Publications; Franchisor 101:Out of Control - Franchisor Not Liable For Franchisee's Negligence; and, Franchisee 101: Improper Termination May Be A...more
Taylor Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC, et al.
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (June 27, 2012)
This case raises the question: When an agreement between a Franchisor and Franchisee depicts an...more
A woman, claiming her ex-husband, a McDonald’s franchise owner, forced her into a life of prostitution while she was working at McDonald’s, has sued the food chain for “Negligent Retention and Supervision of Franchises.” ...more
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