LA Times, Fired Cartoonist Draw Judge's Ire For Wordy Briefs

Law360, Los Angeles (February 28, 2017, 11:45 PM EST) -- A California judge overseeing a cartoonist’s defamation and wrongful termination suit against the Los Angeles Times chastised the parties Monday for filing overlong briefs, saying defendants improperly shifted facts into appendices of motions and the plaintiff used a tiny font to overcome length limits.

Ted Rall, a freelance cartoonist, slapped the Los Angeles Times with a defamation and wrongful termination suit in California state court last March, saying the newspaper “recklessly and maliciously” challenged his journalistic integrity over a blog post he wrote for the Times’...
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