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FRANCHISING BUSINESS & LAW ALERT

December 2012

Vicarious Liability: A Continuing Enigma

By By Rupert M. Barkoff

The recent California decision in Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC, suggests that a franchisor should never feel confident that it is fully protected against vicarious liability claims, even with layers of insurance.

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