"The Price Is Right " lawsuit award of $8.5 million, for the discrimination case filed back in 2010 by that was filed by model Brandi Cochran has been reported to have been thrown out by a California judge according to the Inquisitr reports on Wednesday, March 13.
The judge threw out the $8.5 million award claiming that the jury was not properly instructed before it’s decision.
"The Price Is Right" lawsuit was filed after Brandi Cochran attempted to return to the "Price Is Right" show after her maternity leave. Cochran alleges that "The Price Is Right" producers treated her badly, and unfairly after pregnancy, commented on her weight gain, and eventually decided not to rehire her.
The court's jury initially ruled in Brandi Cochran’s favor in "The Price Is Right" lawsuit, awarding Brandi $8.5 million but, that Judge Kevin Brazile instructed the jury that they had to decide if discrimination was a “motivating factor” for determination. Brazile should have said a “substantial motivating factor” for termination.
Brazile wrote today that his instructions may have swayed the jury in one direction.
Brazile wrote: “The instruction error cannot be considered harmless... Of central importance to the case was the weight given to discriminatory intent and whether that intent need only be of a mere motivating factor or a substantial factor. Given this central dispute, the failure to give the proper instruction regarding substantial factor cannot be considered harmless, and a new trial must be granted.”
Brandi Cochran will head back to court in hopes that the retrial in "The Price Is Right" lawsuit at the end of March will also go her way. Her attorney, Carney Shegerian, said Wednesday that Brazile's ruling was proper and he expects the damages to go higher in the case.
"I think on re-trial I'll get triple or quadruple that," he said.
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