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T.J. Simers

Times, Tribune sued by former sports writer T.J. Simers

Former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers has sued The Times, parent company Tribune Co. and the paper’s top two editors, alleging that he was discriminated against because of his age and a disability. Simers’ lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, also named former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, saying he disrupted Simers’ contract with The Times by putting pressure on the news organization to stop “negative press” from being written about him. That pressure inhibited Simers’ ability to function as a journalist, the lawsuit said. Simers, 63, said in the complaint that he was diagnosed with complex migraine syndrome in...