Ex-LA Times Sports Writer Wins $7.1M In Age Bias Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (November 4, 2015, 7:36 PM EST) -- A California jury on Wednesday evening awarded former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers $7.1 million over claims that the paper forced him out due to his age and a disability.

After nearly two days of deliberation following a six week trial, the twelve jurors returned with a verdict in favor of the 63-year-old Simers, formerly a prominent columnist for the paper's sports section, finding the paper had discriminated against him because of his age and because he suffered a transient ischemic attack, also known as a mini-stroke, in March 2013.

The jury awarded Simers $330,358 for past economic damages,...

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