Rite Aid Asks Court To Toss $8.2M Wrongful Firing Award

Law360, Los Angeles (April 11, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT) -- Rite Aid Corp. urged a California appeals court on Thursday to throw out an $8.2 million jury award to a former pharmacy technician, saying there was insufficient evidence she was wrongfully fired because of a mental disability or in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment.

Rite Aid attorney Thomas Peterson said the damages awarded to Maria Martinez in October 2010 were the “product of a series of errors,” including the jury's finding that her termination was motivated by her clinical depression. She testified that co-workers referred...
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