Claims Trimmed In McDonald's Whistleblower Suit

Law360, New York (December 23, 2009, 6:12 PM EST) -- A federal judge has pared down an ex-McDonald's Corp. employee's allegations that the fast food heavyweight defrauded investors in its 2007 proxy statement, tossing her Sarbanes-Oxley Act and common-law retaliatory discharge claims against her supervisor while allowing the same claims against the company.

Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. partially granted McDonald's' motion to dismiss Lisa Bridges' allegations in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Monday.

Bridges — hired by McDonald's in February 2006 as senior director of executive compensation — sued...
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