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Ex-Rite Aid Employee Claims $8.7M Win In Discrimination Row

Law360, Los Angeles (July 21, 2015, 7:09 PM EDT) -- A California jury hit Rite Aid Corp. with an $8.7 million verdict in a former employee’s suit alleging the company discriminated against and eventually fired him over a neck injury he sustained during a robbery of his store, according to a special verdict filed by the plaintiff’s attorneys Tuesday.

The jury found the pharmacy owed former store manager Robert Leggins $3.7 million for lost wages and other losses, plus $5 million in punitive damages, according to the special verdict form filed in Los Angeles Superior Court....
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