An $89.5 million employment discrimination jury verdict against Hughes Aircraft Co. that has been reversed twice, reduced once and reinstated twice has been reversed once again.

The plaintiffs, Jeffrey Lane and David Villalpando, were awarded $80 million in punitives and $9.53 million in compensatories by a Los Angeles jury in October 1994, but since then the judgment has bounced around the California courts. In the latest bounce, on March 6, the California Supreme Court ordered a new trial.

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