Woman who lost Silicon Valley gender discrimination trial ordered to pay $276K in legal costs

Associated Press

The woman who lost her high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm has been ordered to pay her former employers $275,000 in legal fees.

A San Francisco judge on Thursday ordered Ellen Pao to reimburse Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for the cost of expert witnesses who testified at trial on behalf of the firm. The firm had sought nearly $1 million.

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The judge's ruling Thursday adopted a tentative order issued Wednesday.

A jury in March found that Kleiner Perkins did not discriminate or retaliate against Pao when it fired her in 2012.

Pao plans to appeal the verdict.