On Wednesday morning, Judge Kathleen Macdonald of the Wayne County Circuit Court approved the $700,000 non-halal meat class action lawsuit settlement against McDonald's Corporation and Finley's Management Company, the franchisee of McDonald's store number 11663 located at 13158 Ford Rd. in Dearborn.
The plaintiffs, Ahmed Ahmed and his representation, Dearborn law firm Jaafar & Mahdi Law Group, P.C., who also represented the whole class, sought damages for the alleged possible selling of non-halal meat at the Dearborn location.
$274,000 of that settlement total will be donated to the HUDA clinic in Detroit, which provides services to locals with no health insurance despite their religion or race. $150,000 will also be dispensed to the Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn which will be used for educational purposes.