August 6, 2018 / 10:07 PM / 9 months ago

Jury award for former software firm VP revived by Calif. appeals court

A California state appeals court has reinstated a $556,000 jury award for the former vice president of a pharmaceutical software company, who says its founders recruited him with false promises so they could use his industry contacts to secure funding and customers before firing him.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District in San Francisco on Friday said a trial judge who wiped out more than half the verdict wrongly held that David Lacagnina did not show any harm resulting from Comprehend Systems Inc’s alleged misrepresentations.

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