LOS ANGELES (AP) --
An $8.5 million verdict awarded to a fomer "Price is Right" model in a pregnancy discrimination case has been overturned by a judge who says a new trial is necessary.
Judge Kevin Brazile ruled Tuesday that he did not properly instruct the jury that sided 9-3 in model Brandi Chocran's favor in last years trial reports City News Service.
Cochran alleged she was discriminated against after becoming pregnant.
Brazile determined the jury should have been instructed to determine whether pregnancy discrimination was a substantial factor in the decision of the producers to keep her from rejoining after her child was born. He cited the divded verdict as warranting a new trial.
Attorneys for Cochran and "Price is Right" producers FremantleMedia have yet to comment.