Charlene J. Roby v. McKesson Corporation, et al.

The plaintiff was terminated by her employer, a large diverse pharmaceutical distributor. She alleged that the defendants were guilty of harassment, disability discrimination, and wrongful termination.

Econ One was retained by counsel for the plaintiff to provide an analysis of the damages suffered by the plaintiff. Charles Mahla’s analysis encompassed not only the plaintiff’s lost work life earnings, but the impact on her retirement earnings as well. Dr. Mahla also provided insight into McKesson’s financial structure and health in order to help the court determine punitive damages. He testified at trial which ended in the jury awarding the plaintiff approximately $19 million in combined compensatory and punitive damages. This case ultimately went to the California Supreme Court which upheld the jury’s decision for the plaintiff and reduced the amount of the punitive damages.