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Judge Suggests Pao Pay $276,000 to Kleiner Perkins

In advance of a hearing Thursday that will reunite the parties in Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the judge in the case indicated on Wednesday that he plans to scale down the fees the venture capital firm is asking Pao to repay. That’s largely because the $864,680.25 Kleiner Perkins seeks is a “material amount in the context of Ms. Pao’s resources,” and not for the firm itself, wrote Judge Harold Kahn in a tentative ruling filed with the court. Instead, he plans to suggest a payment of $275,966.63. Though a jury did not support any of Reddit CEO Pao’s claims after a lengthy trial earlier this year, the appeals process is still open.

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