Stockholders Press For Docs On 'Rotten' McDonald's Conduct

By Jeff Montgomery (October 26, 2021, 6:49 PM EDT) -- An attorney for McDonald's Corp. stockholders urged a Delaware vice chancellor to approve a deeper dive into top-level corporate books and records Tuesday, citing intertwined complaints against two top officers and broader claims of a sustained, "rotten" company culture of discrimination and sexual harassment.

Arguing during a half-day trial before Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III, counsel to the stockholders, Michael A. Toomey of Barrack Rodos & Bacine, disputed assertions that McDonald's already has sufficiently answered demands for documents related to the 2019 firings of former CEO Steve Easterbrook and former global human relations chief David Fairhurst.

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