$15M Lawsuit in Mass. Pizza Delivery Killing

October 28, 2011

The family of a Boston, Mass., pizza delivery man has filed a $15 million wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against Domino’s Pizza Inc. and Deutsche Bank after he was lured to a vacant home owned by the bank, then robbed and stabbed to death.

Fifty-eight-year-old Richel Nova was killed Sept. 1, 2010 in Boston.

An attorney said Wednesday that Nova’s son and estate administrator, Irving Lara, alleges in a lawsuit that Domino’s failed to post delivery driver security instructions and should have known that accepting a customer’s request to send a driver to the back of a home created a higher risk of criminal assault.

The lawsuit also alleges New York City-based Deutsche Bank failed to secure the vacant building from criminal use.

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Domino’s declined to comment. Deutsche Bank didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

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