The firm served as lead counsel for Schlotzsky’s Inc., a franchisor of fast food restaurants, in three consolidated cases.  We obtained a ruling from the Georgia Court of Appeals that Schlotzsky’s Inc. was not liable for injuries sustained by consumers who allegedly contracted Hepatitis A as a result of eating contaminated food at a franchised Schlotzsky’s restaurant.

Hyde v. Schlotzsky's, Inc., 254 Ga. App. 192, 561 S.E.2d 876 (2002) and Schlotzsky's, Inc. v. Hyde, 245 Ga. App. 888, 538 S.E.2d 561 (2000).

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