Former Los Angeles Times Columnist Awarded $15.4 Million.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, a Los Angeles jury has awarded T.J. Simers, a former sports columnist for the paper, $15.4 million in damages. In 2013, the Times cut Simers' three weekly columns to two and demoted him. He resigned that year and filed a lawsuit against the newspaper alleging that his working conditions were so unbearable he could not return. He also claimed he was subject to discrimination because of his age and disability. It was the second time a jury had considered whether Simers should receive damages. In 2015, a jury awarded Simers $7.1 million, but the judge overseeing that trial threw out much of the judgment. In 2018, the Court of Appeal...

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