Lucasfilm Pregnancy Verdict Overturned in California

December 12, 2012

A California appeals court has overturned a Lucasfilm pregnancy case verdict, saying jurors should have been told the entertainment company was entitled to withdraw its job offer.

A Marin County jury had awarded $114,000 and a judge awarded $1.2 million in lawyer fees to Julie Gilman Veronese, whose discrimination lawsuit said filmmaker George Lucas’ firm wrongly withdrew a job offer after learning she was pregnant.

Lucasfilm denies the allegation.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported the 1st District Court of Appeal on Monday overturned the jury verdict.

The appellate court says the trial judge should have told jurors that Lucasfilm was entitled to use its “business judgment” in revoking its job offer.

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  • December 13, 2012 at 9:10 am
    jw says:
    I read a couple additional articles and I have to agree with the appeals court. It appears the applicant did not disclose her pregnancy until after she was offered the job. I ... read more
  • December 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Libby says:
    This article doesn't give any details of what happened. It's hard to know if it was a good decision or bad based on this article.
  • December 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Charlie says:
    Kalifornia--where a Federal judge is a hero when his crummy decisions are turned over.
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