Jury Selection Under Way In McDonald's Lawsuit

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Fast food giant McDonald's has found itself in court today, trying to fend off a massive lawsuit by a north- entral Kentucky woman who was strip searched and sexually abused during a hoax phone call.

Jury selection has begun in Bullitt County Circuit Court in the lawsuit filed by Louise Ogborn, who worked at a McDonald's restaurant in nearby Mount Washington. Ogborn is seeking more than $200 million in the suit. The trial is expected to last about four weeks.

Ogborn was 18 and working at the McDonald's restaurant in 2004 when she was detained and forced to strip after a man called the store, claiming he was investigating a theft. The man told an assistant manager to carry out his orders.

Ogburn has said at one point during nearly four-hour conversation, the assistant manager's boyfriend was left to handle the phone call.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Jeb Location: KY on Sep 12, 2007 at 05:53 AM
    I wonder if the McJury will recommend to the McJudge that this whole this is McStupid and they will throw it out unless they find out the Hamburglar was behind the whole thing.
  • by Bob Location: London, Ky on Sep 11, 2007 at 07:00 AM
    The management staff at each McDonald restaurant ARE the McDonald Corp. They represent and operate the McDonald businesses at each location. McDonald Corp should be held responsible for what they did to a young female employee.
  • by Crystal Location: Science Hill, KY on Sep 10, 2007 at 02:35 PM
    How is it McDonald's fault that she was sexually assaulted by this guy because of a fake phone call? I am sorry that this happened to her but I can't see how sueing McDonald's is going to help anything. Seems like people look for anything to sue over now-days.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2007 at 09:22 AM
    This is just very odd. I dont even know what to say until more information is provided...seems to be alot of missing details. Just odd!

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