Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
McKesson Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
McKesson
Penalty: 
$3,810,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
November 30, 2009
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Secondary Offense: 
disability discrimination
Violation Description: 

A jury found that Roby was wrongfully discharged because of a medical condition and awarded her $3,511,000 in compensatory damages and $15 million in punitive damages from McKesson. A state appeals court -- in case Ct.App. 3 C047617/C048799 -- reduced the compensatory and punitive damages. Ultimately, the California Supreme Court --in ruling S149752 -- ordered an award of $1,905,000 in compensatory damages and an equal amount in punitive damages for a total of $3,810,000.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Superior Court of State of California, Yolo County
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
CV01573
Case Name: 
Roby v. McKesson Corp.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
verdict
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers
Specific Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers-medical supplies
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Parent company note: 
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