Jack Nelson Among Current, Ex Tribune Co Staffers Suing Zell; Claim ‘Scam’

Current and former members of the Tribune Co. Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) and various retirement programs sued Sam Zell in U.S. District Court Central District of California Tuesday, as David mentioned earlier today. Plaintiffs include retired Washington bureau chief Jack Nelson; legal affairs vet Henry Weinstein; Pulitzer-winning auto columnist Dan Neil; former LAT reporter Walter Roche Jr.; former investigative reporter Myron Levin; and food and wine write Corie Brown. The stated goal of the class-action suit, which has to be certified to represent the class of Tribune employees: “to protect Tribune Company