Brandi Cochran's $8.5 Million Legal Win Overturned: Judge Rules New Trial for Price Is Right Model
Price check? Former Price Is Right model Brandi Cochran will be heading back to court after a judge overturned her nearly $8.5 million victory in court last year.
Cochran, now 41, was awarded $775,000 in compensatory damages and $7.7 million in punitive damages after a jury determined in November 2012 that she was wrongfully terminated from the game show in 2010 after becoming pregnant.
But Judge Kevin Brazile ruled Tuesday, March 12 for a new trial in the pregnancy discrimination case, according to The Associated Press. In February a state Supreme Court ruling agreed with the defense's argument that the jury, who came to a 9-3 decision, was not properly instructed to determine if pregnancy discrimination was a "substantial motivating factor" in the show's decision to not allow Cochran to return to work.
Cochran's attorney, Carney Shegerian, isn't upset by judge's new ruling. "I think on re-trial I'll get triple or quadruple that," he said on Wednesday.