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A jury on Monday awarded nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination.
The award is more than twice the $7.1 million that T.J. Simers initially won in 2015. The Times appealed and a judge reduced the amount, leading Simers to appeal and a retrial on the damages.
The article goes on to state the following:
With prejudgment interest and attorney’s fees, the Times will owe more than $22 million, said Nick Rowley of Trial Lawyers for Justice, which helped handle the retrial.
“It is incredibly gratifying for Simers and those in similar situations to see the court vindicate his claims of age and disability discrimination,” said Carney Shegerian of Shegerian and Associates, which also handled the case.
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) August 20, 2019
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