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Kentucky Fried Chicken of California, Inc. v. Superior Court
Citation:Supreme Court of California, 1997. 14 Cal.4th 814, 927 P.2d 1260.
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The Plaintiff, Kathy Brown, was a patron at a store owned by the Defendant, Kentucky Fried Chicken. While the Plaintiff was at the store, an armed robbery occurred and the Plaintiff was seized and held at gunpoint. The robber threatened to seriously injure the Plaintiff if the employees at the store did not give him the money in the cash register. The Defendant’s employees did not comply with the robber’s demand. The Plaintiff sued the Defendant for negligence complaining that the employees did not comply promptly with the robber’s demands and that the employee’s delay and other actions caused her further injuries.
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