Wayne, Richard & Hurwitz LLP filed suit last week against Domino’s Pizza, LLC, Domino’s Pizza, Inc., and Deutsche Bank National Trust Company for the death of Richel Nova. The suit is filed on behalf of Irving Lara, the Administrator of Nova’s estate.
Richel Nova was murdered on the night of September 1, 2010 while delivering food to a house in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. Nova worked delivering Domino’s food and was sent by himself to deliver to a house that had been abandoned for over two years. At the caller’s request, Domino’s instructed Nova to deliver food to the back of the house. Upon arrival, Nova was lured into the house, where he was allegedly robbed and stabbed to death by three suspects. The suspects are due to stand trial for Richel Nova’s murder.
In the Complaint, Lara alleges that Domino’s was negligent and is responsible for the wrongful death and conscious pain and suffering of Richel Nova. According to the Complaint, Domino’s placed Nova in a highly dangerous situation by sending him alone to deliver food to the back entrance of an abandoned house, while informing the orderer that Nova would be carrying cash.
In addition, Lara alleges that Deutsche Bank was negligent and is responsible for the wrongful death and conscious pain and suffering of Richel Nova. As holder of legal title to the abandoned property in question, Deutsche Bank had a duty to adequately secure the house to prevent trespassers and those who seek to use the premises for criminal activity. Deutsche Bank made no effort to secure a property that lay abandoned for over two years.
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