Braun v. San Francisco [Odelia Braun](Discrimination CA Superior Ct., 1995 Pltf Paid) Not a Tobacco Case Related Case: Braun v. Chronicle Publishing Co.
This suit was filed by Odelia Braun, M.D. against the City of San Francisco, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
The plaintiff alleged that she was dismissed from her position as director of the Center for Prehospital Research and Training (CPRT) on the basis of sexual discrimination. CPRT was a center which researched and trained personnel and the public in effective cardiac arrest treatment and CPR. UCSF fired Dr. Braun on the basis that there were insufficient funds to maintain CPRT. The next day an auditor's report charged UCSF with misappropriating public funds, for which she was blamed. The plaintiff claimed gender discrimination, defamation, sexual harassment, retaliation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The plaintiff sought compensatory damages.
The case was heard in California Superior Court, for San Francisco Co. In April, 1997, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff, awarding $2.4 million in compensatory damages ($1.5 million from UCSF and $900,000 from the city).
UCSF agreed to pay its portion.