(CBS/AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Chicago-based McDonald’s against former CEO Stephen Easterbrook. McDonald’s ousted Easterbrook in 2019 after he admitted having an inappropriate relationship with an employee.
The company later filed a lawsuit seeking to reclaim millions of dollars in compensation and alleging that he covered up sexual relationships with three other employees.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Suggests Abel Osundairo, Who Said He Was Paid To Help Stage Attack, Had Secret Romantic Relationship With Smollett
The judge rejected Easterbrook’s assertion that any disputes over his compensation, including severance compensation, would be litigated in Illinois.READ MORE: Suburban Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
Easterbrook also argued unsuccessfully that the claims against him in the lawsuit were barred by the terms of the separation agreement.
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