Novartis Slapped With $250M Verdict In Sex Bias Case

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 10:49 AM EDT) -- A federal jury hit Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. with a $250 million punitive damages verdict Wednesday after finding the company liable for discriminating against a class of 5,600 female sales employees.

The jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued the verdict less than two days after it found the U.S. unit of Swiss drug giant Novartis AG liable for classwide pay, promotion and pregnancy discrimination in a sex bias case the plaintiffs' lawyers touted as the U.S.' largest ever to...
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