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Mealey's Franchise - Federal Judge Dismisses Employee's Negligence Claim Against Pizza Hut Owner

JACKSON, Miss. - A federal judge in Mississippi on Jan. 7 dismissed an employee's negligence claim against the owner of a Pizza Hut franchise because the employee's injury from an assault by a third party while delivering pizza in the course and scope of his employment is compensable under the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Act (MWCA) (Jemuel Gates v. Yum! Brands, Inc., et al., No. 19-830, S.D. Miss., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2114).
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