A Los Angeles jury Monday awarded a former legendary columnist for the Los Angeles Times more than $15 million in damages over claims of age and disability discrimination.
The verdict in the retrial of Simers v Tribune Co., et. al. followed a finding by the Court of Appeals that T.J. Simers had proven liability in his first trial back in 2015. Simers’ employment with the LA Times spanned 22-years before he was forced out. On appeal, the Court of Appeals sided with Simers, determining that liability had been proven by Simers’ attorneys, Shegerian and Associates, and damages had to be retried.
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