BOSTON (AP) — The family of a Boston 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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Comments (6)
  1. Paul says:

    I hope that after this ambulance chasing law firm and bottom feeding family lose this STUPID law suit, that the two firms sue the family and their lawyers for costs. Since the REAL criminals don’t have any money…they go after the deep pockets. How come they didn’t sue the car manufacturer of the car the delivery person drove because it wasn’t armour plated?

  2. emom says:

    The are kidding RIGHT. How can they sue his employer and a bank over a robbery.. I mean a robber will find a way into a vacant house even if there is fort Knox locks on it , and he was delivering pizza to a house .. Pizza shops have to deal with people calling to get pizza but when the address does not exist, its a problem… How could they know this building was vacant, and so many use cell phones to order pizza so being able to verify gets harder,,,, this is just wrong on so many levels,,, I am sorry for this families loss BUT reality is not on their minds.

  3. Mari Morales says:

    I don’t believe its about the money , this is about keeping your employees safe, working on a safe environment, also living on a safe environment foreclosed properties are death traps that attracts criminals. I agree with them suing Domino’s and the bank , sometime you have to go through drastic measures to send messages to the Corporate World. Yes Dave you have no heart, he was a hard working father holding a second job to send his 2 girls to college, he was working at that time.the property was not secured when 3 criminals gained access and kill the man and after the killing ate the Pizza, Domino didn’t care about his delivery driver whereabouts…….YES THEY WERE AT FAULT…….otherwise the Attorneys wouldn’t filed such suit……

    here is the price that the gentleman pay for his life: he was stabbed 16 times and robbed of $143 in cash as well as the two pepperoni pizzas, chicken wings, and soda his alleged killers had ordered as they set in motion the planned robbery.

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