Jul 17, 2013

Revealed: the full McDonald’s Tecoma writs and affidavits

A group of community protesters are being sued by global food giant McDonald's for protesting at the Melbourne site where the company want to build a store. Crikey has obtained the full cache of court documents.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Crikey has obtained the full suite of writs, summonses and affidavits lodged against community activists protesting against the construction of a McDonald’s restaurant in the outer-eastern Melbourne hamlet of Tecoma.

The fast food giant is suing the so-called “Tecoma Eight” for occupying the roof of the building set to be demolished to build the controversial store or for “wrongly interfering with McDonald’s use and enjoyment of the McDonald’s Land”.

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14 thoughts on “Revealed: the full McDonald’s Tecoma writs and affidavits

  1. John Taylor

    And this story right next to one of those click a voucher coupon thing for $2 off chicken burgers at Kingsley’s. I love the irony.

  2. Christine Bailey

    The 8 people who will be at the supreme court Thursday at 8am deserve to be there. Tresspass last time I looked was against the law.

  3. Taylor Chris

    Its a wake up call for some multinational corps like mcd and starbucks etc that they are not always welcome. Bravo. You can keep them out.

  4. Harry Rogers

    Miss Bailey,

    I’m amazed that there are still educated people out there who believe that if you have little money you will win a case gainst those that have much.

    People are still trying to get back money which they lost due to illegal actions by banks worldwide.

    Only a naive fool would consider “the law” these days is a just and fair method to rule society.

  5. Jeff Greene

    I want one of those $55,600 a week security contracts. What a joke, bully boy Macca’s not listening to the locals again. Still, its up to the locals to vote with their feet and never go there.

  6. Anon

    Exactly. I’m no capitalist, but it’s simply a matter of supply and demand: if enough people boycott the store, it will fail. If people (whether they are local residents or visitors) do go and buy junk food… aren’t they entitled to do so?

    I’m all for protesting against evil multinationals, but this one seems kind of pointless (fueled by vague anti-American, anti-corporate sentiment) and without substance. There are much more horrible things happening in the world right now.

  7. simone patterson

    The info here is incorrect, not all 8 people have actually been on the roof, or even entered the property, so it might be worth doing some further investigations, say for example, actually speaking with a protester/campaigner.

  8. zut alors

    A dumb business decision by McDonald’s. This is a PR nightmare for the chain, their management boffins should calculate damage to their brand, not merely loss of weekly takings for a single, and unwanted, outlet.

    It’s nothing short of a mystery why consumers would spend $10K per day on such a product.

  9. Andrew Crook

    The story is correct Simone.

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