Ex-LA Times Writer Clashed With Bosses, Jury Hears

By Daniel Siegal (October 6, 2015, 11:11 PM EDT) -- An attorney for the Los Angeles Times cross-examined former sports columnist T.J. Simers about critical emails and performance reviews Tuesday in his age discrimination trial, pressing him to admit that managerial complaints about his columns long predated his departure from the paper.

Simers, 63, formerly a prominent columnist for the paper's sports section, has filed suit in state court against Los Angeles Times Communications LLC and the paper's parent, Tribune Company, seeking $18 million in compensatory and punitive damages for allegations that the paper used a supposed ethical breach to actually force him out in 2013 because of his age and...

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