Rite Aid Can’t Dodge Ex-Worker’s $8.7M Jury Win Over Firing

Law360, Los Angeles (September 8, 2015, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday rejected Rite Aid Corp.'s bid to escape an $8.7 million jury verdict awarded to a former employee who alleged the company fired him for a neck injury he sustained during a robbery of his store, ruling “substantial evidence” supported the verdict.

In July, a 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, for his claims of discrimination and wrongful termination.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior...
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