Fast food giant McDonald’s has withdrawn a petition to the Kentucky Supreme Court over a $6.1 million award to a former fast food worker who was forced to strip after someone called posing as a police officer. The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that the company withdrew its petition asking the High Court to hear the case and agreed to a settlement with the victim.
A lower appellate court in November ruled that Illinois-based McDonald’s Corp. knew about a series of hoax calls to restaurants around the country, but didn’t warn employees before Louise Ogborn was strip searched and sexually assaulted as the result of such a call in 2004. The two sides agreed to the withdrawal of the part of the judgment – $5 million – that was punitive.
Source: Associated Press
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