Yoga Guru's Legal Woes Mount As Damages Seem Indisputable

By Zachary Zagger (January 28, 2016, 12:11 AM EST) -- Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury's legal woes have mounted this week after a jury slapped him with $6.4 million in damages for wrongfully firing his legal adviser, just a day after the Ninth Circuit put an end to an appeal over copyrighting his yoga poses, and experts say he is unlikely to have it overturned.

On Monday, a 12-person jury in California found the man behind the popular self-titled brand of yoga liable for sexually harassment and wrongful termination for firing his former legal adviser, Minakshi Jafa-Bodden, after she investigated an allegation that he had raped a trainee. The jury awarded...

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