In honor of National Taco Day, Follow Our Courts looks at three current lawsuits involving taco restaurants.
Taco Bell is being sued under allegations an employee poured boiling liquid on two women.
The women reportedly took issue with the service, and as this video shows, began to go behind the counter when the liquid was dispersed. The suit seeks more than a $1 million in damages.
Taco Bell says in a statement that the chain takes customer safety seriously.
Del Taco will pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit over wages.
The suit (Karolina Torrez v. Del Taco, LLC, Case No. JCCP004904) alleges the chain violates wage and labor laws, specifically failure to proved meal and rest periods, failure to pay overtime and minimum wages, failure to pay all wages due to discharged employees and more.
Taco John’s is suing the owner of Taco Chon for trademark infringement, and Taco Chon has countered with allegations of trademark bullying.
Taco Chon is named after the a similar establishment his family has owned in Mexico for 30 years, Ramos said.
Taco John’s alleges the name Taco Chon deceives the public into thinking one restaurant is the other.
Taco John’s said in a statement that it is only enforcing its trademark rights in court because other options have been exhausted. Taco John’s counsel, Hal Bruno, said the chain made a “very reasonable offer” to Ramos to change the name to Chon’s Taco. Bruno said the chain has an obligation to its franchisees to ensure the trademark is not diluted.
Ramos’ counterclaim asks for $150,000 in damages and attorney fees.[/wlm_private]