Playboy Owes Ex-Exec $6M For Retaliatory Firing, Jury Finds

Law360, Los Angeles (March 5, 2014, 9:07 PM EST) -- A California federal jury on Wednesday awarded a former Playboy Enterprises Inc. accounting executive at least $6 million in her wrongful termination suit, according to the executive’s attorney, finding Playboy illegally fired her for refusing to cooperate with what she thought was an improper accounting of executive bonuses.

David M. deRubertis of The deRubertis Law Firm APC, representing Zulfer, told Law360 on Wednesday that the jury took less than a day in deliberations to find that Playboy acted maliciously when it fired Catherine Zulfer, and awarded...
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