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PA Superior Court Holds Service on Franchisee's Employee Ineffective to Complete Service on Franchisor

Thumbnail image for Monaco Greg.jpgIn Trexler v. McDonald's Corp., 2015 PA Super 131 (June 3, 2015), the Pennsylvania Superior Court was asked to decide whether a corporate franchisor was properly served with original process where the plaintiff served the franchisee's employee at a restaurant location that was operated on property owned by the franchisor.  The court held that this was not proper service under Rule 424 (service on corporations and similar entities).