Calif. Court Cuts McKesson Penalty From $15M To $2M

Law360, New York (November 30, 2009, 7:39 PM EST) -- Saying the punitive damages should match the compensatory damages awarded, the highest court of California has reduced the amount that drug distributor McKesson Corp. must pay a former employee who said she was fired because she suffered panic attacks.

In a 5-2 decision Monday, the California Supreme Court slashed the punitive damages for Charlene J. Roby from the $15 million that a jury awarded her in 2004 to about $1.9 million. The court signed off on compensatory damages of $1.9 million, meaning Roby will receive a...
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