LA Times Brass OK'd Allegedly Unethical Interview, Jury Hears

Law360, Los Angeles (September 22, 2015, 10:27 PM EDT) -- Former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers, who alleges he was forced out due to age and disability, on Tuesday called his former editor to the stand in a Los Angeles jury trial to testify that the writer had his bosses' approval for a purportedly unethical interview.

Simers, 63, formerly a prominent columnist for the paper's sports section, 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 forced him out because of his age and because he had suffered...

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