Brandi Cochran's $8.5 Million Legal Win Overturned: Judge Rules New Trial for Price Is Right Model

Celebrity News Mar. 14, 2013 AT 12:00PM
Brandi Sherwood on "The Price is Right" Brandi Sherwood on "The Price is Right" Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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