McDonald’s seeks dismissal of racial discrimination lawsuit


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McDonald’s on Friday asked a judge to dismiss the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former franchisees, arguing that it wants every operator in its system to thrive.

The company also said that the complaint from 52 Black plaintiffs relies on “vague and conclusory allegations” and fails to provide viable claims of intentional race discrimination, breach of contract and fraud.

McDonald’s also said that the statutes of limitations for such claims has expired, based on when the operators exited the franchise. The statutue of limitations in Illinois, where the suit was filed, for discrimination during a…


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