Former McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook fires back at company’s lawsuit


Steve Easterbrook, president and chief executive officer of McDonald’s Corp., walks the grounds after a morning session during the Allen & Co. Media and Technology conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

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McDonald’s former CEO Steve Easterbrook shot back at the fast food giant, saying the company’s lawsuit accusing him of fraud and trying to claw back an estimated $42 million of his compensation was “meritless” and “misleading,” according to a new court filing.

McDonald’s sued Easterbrook last week, months after its board fired him for having a relationship with an employee. The lawsuit filed in Delaware state court…


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