Rite Aid Worker's $8M Firing Award Nixed By Calif. Court

Law360, Los Angeles (April 24, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday threw out an $8.2 million jury award to a former Rite Aid Corp. pharmacy technician who alleged she was fired for complaining about sexual harassment but affirmed the jury's findings of liability on two of her three claims.

The decision was in large part a victory for Rite Aid as a Second District Court of Appeal panel found the verdicts awarding Maria Martinez $3.4 million in compensatory damages were “impermissibly ambiguous” and reversed the award of $4.8 million in punitive...
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