Pennsylvania State Judge Denies Summary Judgment To Hotel Franchisor

(January 13, 2016, 10:11 AM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — A state court judge on Oct. 23 denied summary judgment to a hotel franchisor in a personal injury case, saying the franchisor was not entitled to summary judgment as to the duty of their franchisees to indemnify them because the franchise agreement did not “specifically, expressly and unequivocally provide indemnification to an indemnitee against losses due to its own negligence” (Kristen Behrens, as guardian ad litem for Zair Martin v. Days Inn Hotel, d/b/a Days Inn Hotel West Chester Brandywine Valley, No. 1177, Pa. Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Co.; 2015 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 269)....

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