Damages Cut Again For Ex-PPG Scientist Who Sought Retrial

Law360 (August 15, 2019, 9:09 PM EDT) -- A former PPG Industries scientist who risked a second trial over damages after a judge reduced her payout in a gender discrimination lawsuit will walk away with less than half the money she had previously been awarded for emotional distress, with a Pennsylvania jury saying she should receive only $125,000.    

A federal judge had awarded Carol C. Knox $300,000 for emotional distress in June after she prevailed in her case against the Pittsburgh paint company, but Knox rejected that amount and asked for a second trial covering only those damages. That verdict, delivered Wednesday, was the latest in a series of reductions to her...

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