Ky. court upholds $6M verdict in strip search case

Ky. court upholds $6M verdict in strip search case

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by Joann Dickson

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 20, 2009 at 3:03 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky appeals court upheld a $6.1 million award to a woman who was forced to strip in a McDonald's restaurant office after someone called posing as a police officer.
  

The court ruled Friday that McDonald's Corp. must pay former employee Louise Ogborn, who was a victim in 2004 in one of a series of hoax phone calls made to fast-food restaurants across the country.
  

The ruling says that McDonald's failed to warn its employees about the hoax calls and that to reverse the verdict would cut against the weight of the evidence.
  

A message left for a McDonald's spokesman was not immediately returned Friday.
  

The Associated Press generally does not identify victims of sexual abuse. Ogborn's name, however, has appeared in previous newspaper and broadcast stories with her permission.
  

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
 

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