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October 20, 2020

Pizza Hut Drivers Seek To Keep Pay Suit Against NPC Execs 

A group of Pizza Hut delivery drivers Monday asked a Texas bankruptcy judge to deny franchise owner NPC International’s request to find that July’s Chapter 11 stay extends to a wage suit against individual executives, saying the company has no obligation to defend them.

Kristin Marshall and more than a dozen other delivery drivers argued that the officers of NPC’s Pizza Hut division created and continued a policy of underpaying the mileage reimbursement for its drivers for over a decade despite repeated legal challenges, turning the officers’ alleged acts into “willful misconduct” that NPC’s corporate charter does not require it to indemnify.

The drivers are represented by Seth Meyer of Keller Lenkner LLC, Paul M. Botros of Morgan & Morgan PA, and Nicholas F. Kajon and Constantine D. Pourakis of Stevens & Lee PC.

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