A federal court in Missouri recently granted summary judgment to the franchisor of the Hardee’s restaurant system, its parent company, and an affiliate on claims that they were vicariously liable for the fatal electrocution of a child on the playground of a franchised restaurant in Amman, Jordan. Hersh v. CKE Rest. Holding’s Inc., 2022 WL 407124 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 10, 2022).
A federal court in New York recently denied judgment on the pleadings for two franchisors in a wage and hour putative class action involving franchisee employees. McArdle-Bracelin v. Congress Hotel, LLC, 2022 WL 486805 (N.D.N.Y. Feb. 17, 2022).
A federal district court in New York granted franchisor Just Salad’s motion for summary judgment on all claims against it and against various franchisees who never employed the plaintiffs. Tecocoatzi-Ortiz, v. Just Salad, LLC, 2022 WL 596831 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 25, 2022).
A Pennsylvania appellate court affirmed a grant of summary judgment in favor of franchisor DrPhoneFix USA, LLC due to the franchisee’s breach of a franchise agreement and sublease. DrPhoneFix USA, LLC v. Mitchell Enterpriser, LLC, 2022 WL 278840 (Pa. Super Ct. Jan 31, 2022).
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