November 30, 1999 |
Papa John's International Inc. and Tricon Global Restaurants Inc.'s Pizza Hut unit have agreed to let a federal judge resolve a bitter advertising dispute. The agreement between the feuding chains comes less than two weeks after a Dallas jury ruled that both companies made deceptive claims about each other's products. U.S. Magistrate Judge William Sanderson, who oversaw the recent trial, said he would rule on damages before Christmas. After a jury trial that ended Nov.
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August 27, 1998 |
A 30-year-old Antelope Valley man has sued a local McDonald's, alleging he was ridiculed and denied service by an employee because he is gay. The alleged incident took place on the morning of May 23 when Matt Rosenberg went to the restaurant at 2427 Avenue S East in Palmdale with his mother and young niece.
February 25, 1998
San Diego-based Foodmaker Inc., owner of the Jack in the Box fast-food chain, said it signed a $58.5-million settlement of lawsuits it filed against suppliers of meat that led to a deadly outbreak of illnesses caused by E. coli bacteria. Foodmaker has agreed to drop suits against Safeway Inc., among others, over meat it contends was tainted and that caused the deaths of four children in 1993.
October 7, 1997 |
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed the meat processing unit for Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. to file an interstate lawsuit against a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant franchise over a deadly 1993 outbreak of food poisoning. The case stemmed from illnesses due to E. coli bacteria traced to hamburgers sold at Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in several Western states. Jack-in-the-Box is a division of San Diego-based Foodmaker Inc.
August 15, 1996 |
An 11-year legal battle by a former Long Beach franchise owner has led to a landmark federal appeals court decision that provides store owners protection against abusive franchise chain practices. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a 1990 U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling that awarded Debra Vylene Green, a Naugles Mexican restaurant operator, $2.8 million in damages.
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September 1, 1995
Four former and two present employees of Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets in the South Bay have filed suit against the fast food chain and one of its managers for alleged sexual harassment and discrimination. The suit alleges that between 1992 and 1994, former KFC Area Manager Robert Wyatt, 39, forced female employees at 19 KFC stores in the South Bay to engage in sexual activities with him as a condition of keeping their jobs, according to the plaintiff's attorney, Corin Kahn.