Victor E. Sasson, pro se plaintiff in an age-discrimination suit against North Jersey Media Group and author of Eye on The Record, is appealing the unfavorable verdict returned in April by a Superior Court jury in Hackensack.
The first ruling allowed blog entries to be admitted to attack Sasson's credibility.
The second allowed pre-2005 performance reviews to be placed into the record, even though they were not utilized by NJMG in refusing to promote him to food editor of The Record in 2006 and terminating him in 2008 -- several months after his lawsuit was served on the defendants, including Features Director Barbara Jaeger, Editors Francis Scandale and Deirdre Sykes, and Publisher Stephen A. Borg.
Sasson's attorney has asked for oral arguments before a panel of the Appellate Division of state Superior Court. If granted, they are not expected to take place until at least early next year.