Whether an agreement to litigate in Illinois carried over from one agreement to another was the focus of a hearing Friday in McDonald’s Court of Chancery case against its former CEO.

Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III repeatedly pushed back against claims made by Kristen Hudson of the Texas-based Benson Firm that allegations against former McDonald’s CEO Stephen Easterbrook should be pursued in Illinois, not Delaware, due to a forum selection clause included in equity award agreements between Easterbrook and McDonald’s.

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