ALBUQUERQUE – A district court last November denied Denny's, Inc. motion for summary judgment, asserting that it could not be held vicariously liable in the wrongful death of a franchisee's employee killed during an armed robbery.
"Drug dealers, hookers, boys dressed as girls, you name it" says a neighbor about a New York City McDonald's franchise.
In a case of first impression, Idaho Supreme Court holds that Operations Manual directives do not constitute sufficient control to hold a franchisor vicariously liable.
A woman claiming Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after being hit with a spatula at McDonalds lost her attempt to hold MCD and the franchisee vicariously liable.
"Meow, meow... you're a dirty kitty."
Attorneys suing Denny's and their franchisees were ordered to pay $387,783 in sanctions after Denny's prevailed in a 16 year-long suit.
Employee relations between a franchisee and its employees is a headache for the franchisor. The reason is simple: vicarious liability.
What is the liability of a franchisee and franchisor if a guest is attacked at a hotel? It depends on what state the attack takes place in, and the degree of franchisor control at the property.
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