Rite Aid Owes $1M In Attys' Fees After $8.7M Firing Verdict

Law360, Los Angeles (October 5, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Rite Aid Corp. must pay $1 million in attorneys' fees following a jury's $8.7 million verdict for an ex-worker who was fired after he was injured in a store robbery, a California judge ruled Monday, saying the amount was reasonable under a state employment law providing for prevailing party fees.

In July, a jury found Rite Aid owed a former store manager $8.7 million for his claims of discrimination and wrongful termination. (Credit: AP) Tuesday's ruling wraps up more than two years of litigation on a case that Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael L. Stern said was "vigorously contested...

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