Tag Archives: Wisconsin

The Contours of a Franchisor’s Vicarious Liability

In a ruling that reflects a clear understanding of the distinction between the roles of the franchisor and franchisee, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently held that Domino’s was not vicariously liable for the acts of its franchisee that resulted in the death of the franchisee’s delivery driver.  LeClairRyan represented the franchisor in the case, Lind v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 650 (July 29, 2015). The facts of the case are tragic.  Alex Morales, a customer, telephoned the store around 2:30 a.m. to order a pizza.  Morales killed the delivery driver, Corey Lind, and was later convicted …

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How to Get Free Franchise Disclosure Documents

Of all the states that require franchise registration, only three make franchise registrations available online today:  Wisconsin, Minnesota, and California.  Having three states to choose from is a pleasure.  For many years, California was the only state that made franchise disclosure documents (FDDs) available to the public.  The only alternative was to pay an independent FDD service provider. I have tried all three websites.  Here is what I found: I like to start any search on the Wisconsin website.  The Franchise Search screen asks simply for the name of the franchise.  It can be the legal name of the franchisor …

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