To better illustrate, below are two examples of franchise premises liability – one in which the courts held the franchisor liable, and one in which they didn’t.

  • Franchisor liability: In Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC, the courts held that the franchisor was liable for harassment injuries because it assumed the right of general control over franchisee's employment practices. The franchisor provided the franchisee with an operation manual that was “a veritable bible for overseeing a Domino’s operation” and “literally [left] nothing to chance.”
  • Franchisee liability: Conversely, in Hong Wu v. Dunkin’ Donuts, the courts did not find Dunkin’ Donuts franchisor responsible for a robbery and battery that occurred at one of its franchises because the franchisor provided no instruction on and exercised no authority over how to secure the store.

Injured at a chain restaurant in Atlanta? Call Jason Schultz

If you were injured at a franchise in Atlanta, you are welcomed to contact the Law Office of Jason Schultz for a free legal consultation. Call us today for at 404-474-0804.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
Post A Comment