Ex-'Price Is Right' Model's $8M Award Tossed In Bias Case

Law360, Los Angeles (March 12, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday threw out an $8.5 million jury award to former “The Price is Right” model Brandi Cochran, saying her pregnancy bias case against the show's producers should be retried because he did not instruct the jury properly on a key issue.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kevin C. Brazile ruled that he erred in explaining what standard the jury should apply in deciding whether the producers discriminated against Cochran when they refused to rehire her after she returned to the show from an extended pregnancy leave and that the error was prejudicial to the defense.

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