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mcdonald's facing civil rights suit

Sam Bagenstos"If the plaintiffs prevail in this case, I think it will be very significant in both setting legal precedent and sending a message that franchisors are responsible for the actions of the people who bear their brands and who send money back to the source."

Samuel Bagenstos, Frank G. Millard Professor of Law, in an Aljazeera.com article on the lawsuit filed against McDonald's and one of its franchisees alleging violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.