Thorpe Shwer Prevails on Motion to Dismiss in Franchisor Negligence and Vicarious Liability Claims

Thorpe Shwer attorneys Brad Shwer, Kristin Paiva, and Trevor Cox successfully defended one of the nation’s largest franchisors in a matter in Florida state court. The complaint alleged various allegations of negligence and vicarious liability.

Following briefing and oral argument, the court granted the franchisor’s motion to dismiss, with prejudice, dismissing all claims against the client. A dismissal with prejudice bars the plaintiff from amending the complaint to further allege these claims against the franchisor.