McDonald’s Pushes for Case to Proceed Against Former CEO

McDonald’s Corp. pushed back at former Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook’s attempts to dismiss its lawsuit seeking to claw back his severance, saying that his attorney’s questions about the thoroughness of its investigation into his affairs should be addressed in court.

The burger company fired Mr. Easterbrook without cause in November after he acknowledged having a consensual relationship with an employee. The company said in August that an investigation stemming from a tip found evidence that Mr. Easterbrook lied to investigators…

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