McDonald’s Settles with Kentucky Worker Over Strip Search

March 29, 2010

Fast food giant McDonald’s has withdrawn a petition to the Kentucky Supreme Court over a $6.1 million award to a former fast food worker who was forced to strip after someone called posing as a police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 last Friday 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 in punitive damages — that is taxable.

Topics Kentucky

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