McDonald's Lets Libel Case Rest

By DIRK BEVERIDGE AP Business Writer

Associated Press; 18th June 97

LONDON (AP) -- Despite winning a libel case against them, McDonald's Corp. said Friday it won't try to stop two vegetarians from handing out leaflets calling the burger chain a menace to animals and its customers.

McDonald's also will not try to recover any of its legal costs, estimated at $16 million, or to collect the $98,000 in symbolic damages that it won.

The company apparently decided it had had enough in its court brawl against unemployed former postman Dave Morris and part-time barmaid Helen Steel.

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