This Week, We File My Appeal to Overturn the Court’s Order to Pay the LA Times $350,000

Last summer, a Los Angeles court ordered me to pay the LA Times $350,000. Because they only paid me $300 a week, that seems like a lot. It also seems like a lot considering that I didn’t do anything wrong to them, but they did do several very bad things wrong to me. It also seems like a lot considering that I’m the plaintiff and they’re the defendant, not to mention they did me wrong, so shouldn’t they be paying me?

But that’s not the legal system, at least not for me in this case. So my attorneys are about to file an appellate brief with the California Court of Appeals asking them to set aside the LA Superior Court’s anti-SLAPP decision in my case, wipe away the $350,000 the Times inexplicably wants me to pay them, and allow my case against them to finally begin because the Times is using every trick in the book to prevent my case from being heard by a jury.

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Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net, editor-in-chief of SkewedNews.net, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.

8 thoughts on “This Week, We File My Appeal to Overturn the Court’s Order to Pay the LA Times $350,000

  1. “Tronc is the oddly named abbreviation for “Tribune online content.” It was once called the Chicago Tribune and is now owner of the Los Angeles Times and other papers.

    “What Marcum sees is that the erratic, disorderly, authoritarian President Donald Trump operates in the same way as Tronc, which has put the Los Angeles Times on a calamitous path. They share the same volatile behavior, the same incompetent planning and management, and the same scorn for the rights of individuals.”

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/tronc-trump-journalism/

  2. Jeez, Ted – did you run over the judge’s dog or something?

    Sure seems like anti-SLAPP should be a no-brainer, I wonder what it is in the law which is so poorly written that it allows the big guys to sue the little guys.

    Best of luck to ya’

  3. «Last summer, a Los Angeles court ordered me to pay the LA Times $350,000. Because they only paid me $300 a week, that seems like a lot.» But Ted, if you worked for them for more than 22 ½ years at that rate, you obviously owe them ; can’t deny the maths, you know….

    In any event, I wish you the best of luck with the US judicial system, even if I haven’t noticed any pigs flying around lately….

    Henri

      • Perhaps, mein verehrter Lehrer, I should have been more precise in my phrasing and rather written that «I haven’t noticed any pigs flying around unaided lately»….

        I do hope this unfortunate lapse on my part will not mean a failing grade !… 😉

        Henri

      • Clearly, we can’t have any pigs flying around unaided because, 1) what if they are on the no-fly list, 2) they might interfere with the flightpath of our company Learjet, and 3) next thing you know, the unwashed commoners are going to call for re-unionization of the air traffic controllers!

        ~~~~

      • «.. 3) next thing you know, the unwashed commoners are going to call for re-unionization of the air traffic controllers!» Surely no one would go quite that far, Andreas ?!! The horror !…

        Henri

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