Ex-LA Times Columnist Wins $15M In Age, Disability Suit

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 6:38 PM EDT) -- Former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers was awarded more than $15 million by a Los Angeles jury Monday in a second trial over claims that he was discriminated against based on his age and disability.

Simers, currently 68, was awarded $15.4 million in noneconomic damages in his Los Angeles Superior Court suit accusing the paper of discriminating against him in 2013 based on his age and a neurological condition, his attorneys said in a statement.

Although Simers was awarded about $7 million following his first trial in 2015, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William A. MacLaughlin sliced that award...

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