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by Mike Masnick


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McDonald's Not Dismissed From Nude Photo Case... But It Can Sue Its Own Employee Too

from the everybody-pile-on-now dept

Last month, we wrote about McDonald's attempt to get dismissed from a lawsuit involving a McDonald's employee who is accused of uploading naked photos found on a phone that was left at the fast food joint. Apparently, the company hasn't been dismissed from the lawsuit, but Michael Scott points out that the court has said that McDonald's can sue the employee in question over the matter for any damages. The court appears to have said that because a McDonald's employee promised to safeguard the phone, it became the company's responsibility -- but the fact that the employee was then negligent allows McDonald's to separately sue the employee for any damages.

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    Shawn, 7 Jul 2009 @ 1:57pm

    Re: Is this a corporate store or a franchisee?

    It is a franchise according to the lawsuit. http://www.onpointnews.com/docs/nudephotos.pdf

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