A California jury awarded a former "The Price is Right" model, Brandi Cochran, over $8.5 million for pregnancy discrimination. Ms. Cochran, who worked on the show for over seven years, alleged that she was fired when she sought to return to work following a protected maternity leave. While the case did not break new legal ground, it is notable for the jury's damage award – $776,000 in compensatory damages, and $7.7 million in punitive damages. The high punitive damages award was mostly attributable to the aggregate wealth of the production company defendants.
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