An E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak at a Chain Restaurant

"An E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak at a Chain Restaurant: A Case Study on How Easily Legal Liability Can Spread to a Franchisor" was written by Denis Stearns for the February 2004 Law Journal Newsletters’ Franchising Business and Law Alert. Mr. Stearns concludes his article, "Insurance can be purchased to cover the risk of litigation, to hire attorneys, and to pay the cost of settlements and verdict. But there is no insurance against lost sales and a battered public perception—that is, except, to prevent the outbreak from occurring in the first place."

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