SAN FRANCISCO – In a sexual harassment lawsuit, the California Supreme Court presented franchisors with a big victory last week. The high court ruled that Domino’s Pizza could not be held liable for the bad behavior of an employee in a franchised location because the franchise agreement defines the limits of liability in employment claims.
It seems to be human nature to want to stand as close to danger as possible—believing you have a solid footing to avoid falling over. This is demonstrated by recent news reports of people dying while taking “selfies”, including one couple who tumbled off a cliff together in front of their young children.
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.