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Jury finds no bias in Silicon Valley sex-discrimination case

A San Francisco jury returned a verdict in the high-profile Ellen Pao gender discrimination case, finding that powerful Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate against her because of her gender and did not retaliate when she protested her treatment.

The ruling, delivered shortly after 4:30 p.m., capped an unusual afternoon in which the jury of six women and six men thought it had a verdict at 2 p.m., only to find out it had miscalculated the number of votes needed. The judge ordered the jurors to return to deliberations.

The hold-up had to do with the final of four claims Pao, 45, made against the firm: whether it retaliated against her for protesting the alleged gender discrimination by terminating her employment.

Follow along as our reporter, Tracey Lien, brings you coverage from the courtroom:

Some background:

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