Restaurant Security Expert Witness Testifies In $200M McDonald's Case
Louise Ogborn, while working at McDonald's in Bullitt County, Ky. three years ago, was accused by a caller of theft, stripped, and then sexually humiliated in the restaurant office. Ogden is seeking $200 million, including $100 million in punitive damages, from McDonald's for failing to warn her and other employees about a hoax caller who had already struck 32 other McDonald's stores. McDonald's has hired eight expert witnesses in the fields of psychiatry, probability, corporate security and human behavior. McDonald's restaurant security expert witness Steven Millwee has already testified in his depostion that "There is no way you can train every restaurant employee on every conceivable event." USAToday.com also reports:
'It is an interesting collision of forces going to battle over a bizarre set of facts,' said William McMurry, the Louisville lawyer who helped win a $25.7 million settlement in sex-abuse cases against the Archdiocese of Louisville. 'There is no middle ground,' he said. 'It will be either a zero verdict for the plaintiff or a gazillion dollars. I have never seen as sensational a case as this, with so much to lose on both sides.'