After a crash with a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver killed a man, an Orange County jury has awarded over $10 million in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his widow.
Richard Wiederhold, a district fire chief in Brevard County, suffered a spinal cord injury in the January 2011 crash, that resulted in Quadriplegy. He later died of his injuries in March 2012.
The jury determined that Michigan-based Domino’s Pizza was responsible for its franchisees and ordered them to pay over $10 million.
Domino’s Pizza LLC is planning on petitioning for a new trial. Company spokesperson Tim McIntyre said. “The delivery driver was an employee of an independent franchise owner…As he did not work for us, we believe there are grounds for a new trial.”
According to the lawsuit, Bruce Phipps, 56, was killed due to negligence of companies that were involved in operating the Eureka-Hunter Pipeline, LLC Twin Hickory pig launching and receiving station.
The lawsuit named Eureka-Hunter Pipeline, LLC, Transtex Hunter, LLC, Apex Pipeline Services, Inc., Triad Hunter, LLC, Exterran Energy Solutions, LP, Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and Western Oilfields Supply Company, Inc. dba Rain For Rent as defendants.