Boss’ Actions ‘Vile’ Enough For $1.3M Award: Calif. Court

Law360, New York (December 5, 2017, 5:39 PM EST) -- A California state appeals court on Monday affirmed a $1.325 million verdict for a former self-storage clerk who alleged she was fired for getting pregnant, saying a jury fairly found her former boss acted with malice by obscuring that she was let go for filing a claim over reduced hours.

The First Appellate District rejected developer Dennis Baca’s attempts to upset the $325,000 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages a jury awarded Eva O’Brien, saying his actions met the state’s "'base,' 'vile,' or...
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