FORMER L.A. TIMES WRITER NIGHTENGALE FILES SUIT OVER FIRING
Former L.A. Times sports writer Bob Nightengale filed
suit last week against the Times and The Sporting News,
"alleging he was fired for writing articles about racism in
baseball that upset" Dodgers officials, according to USA
TODAY's BASEBALL WEEKLY. Nightengale "seeks unspecified
damages" from both publications; their parent, Times Mirror
Co.; and "several editors." The suit, filed in L.A.
Superior Court, "alleges wrongful termination, emotional
distress and defamation, among other claims." Nightengale
claims his "firing was prompted by two articles he wrote
about the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the
color barrier." Times Mirror attorney Karlene Goller
refused comment on the suit (BASEBALL WEEKLY, 9/17 issue).