'Price is Right' Hit With $7.7M Punitives For Firing Model

Law360, Los Angeles (November 21, 2012, 8:48 PM EST) -- A California jury on Wednesday added $7.7 million in punitive damages to its award in a pregnancy discrimination suit brought by former "The Price is Right" model Brandi Cochran, bringing her total recovery to more than $8.5 million.

The Los Angeles Superior Court panel disregarded the arguments of the game show's producers that they already had been punished enough by Tuesday's verdict of $776,000 in compensatory damages and their conduct toward Cochran in firing her after she asked to return to work from a traumatic pregnancy...
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