THOMASTON, Maine — A lawsuit filed earlier this year by a Cushing man who said he found a mouse in his McDonald’s milkshake has been dismissed.

The notice of dismissal was filed this week in Knox County Superior Court in Rockland in the lawsuit filed by George Mele against RC Management LLC, which owns the McDonald’s restaurant on Route 1 in Thomaston.

Attorney James Haddow of Portland, who represents RC Management, said he had no comment on the dismissal or whether a settlement was reached in the case. A telephone message left for Mele’s attorney, Gary Goldberg of Portland, was not immediately returned.

Court papers indicate that the two parties agreed to mediation in October. Results of that mediation were not included in the court documents.

Mele said he purchased a meal that included a milkshake from the McDonald’s restaurant in Thomaston on Dec. 6, 2012. While consuming the meal, he allegedly discovered the dead mouse in the shake. Goldberg said back in June when the lawsuit was filed that Mele immediately returned to McDonald’s but would not say what response he received from the company.

Thomaston police also said back in June that Mele had gone to the department to report the alleged incident the day it happened.

The lawsuit stated Mele suffered emotional and psychological injuries. He also has experienced episodes of vomiting, nausea, acid reflux and insomnia since the incident occurred, according to the lawsuit.

The owner of the local McDonald’s issued a response in June when the allegation was publicized through the lawsuit.

“Serving my customers safe, high quality food and beverages is a top priority for me,” said Ron Lydick. “When this alleged incident was brought to our attention back in 2012, we promptly reviewed the matter and were unable to substantiate these claims. I have a strong track record with the local health department and strive to operate our restaurants in accordance with local, state and federal health standards as well as McDonald’s stringent standards. As this is now a legal matter, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”