Law360, New York (November 9, 2015, 10:25 AM EST) -- On Nov. 4, 2015, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers $7.13 million after finding that the newspaper had discriminated against him on the basis of his age and disability. In contrast to other recent prominent but ultimately unsuccessful employment cases, the Simers verdict serves as a powerful reminder that juries will hold employers accountable for discrimination, often with sizeable awards of damages.
Simers was a prominent sports journalist known for landing major interviews with big sports stars, and he had spent more than two decades with the L.A. Times. In March 2013,...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!