Judge Further Trims Ex-LA Times Publisher's Firing Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 22, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday further pared the wrongful termination suit of a former Los Angeles Times Magazine publisher who claims he was fired for criticizing management decisions, permanently barring his emotional distress claim but letting him try again to plead defamation.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Barbara Scheper told an attorney for Steven Gellman — who claims the L.A. Times canned him for criticizing its decision to stop distributing the magazine to poor and minority neighborhoods — that an amended complaint filed in January failed...
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