Lucasfilm Gets Pregnancy Bias Verdict Thrown Out

Law360, San Diego (December 12, 2012, 8:14 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Monday nixed a nearly $114,000 jury award and about $1.2 million in legal fees for a woman who alleged Lucasfilm Ltd. reneged on a job offer after she disclosed she was pregnant, finding jury instruction errors had affected the verdict.

Julie Veronese, who is married to the grandson of former San Francisco Mayor Joseph L. Alioto, sued George Lucas' film and entertainment company in April 2009 after the company withdrew a job offer as an assistant to the estate manager of...
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