Adler vs. ESPN trial date set for Oct. 15

Broadcaster Doug Adler will have his day in court.

According to MyNewsLA, L.A. Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Feffer denied ESPN’s motion to dismiss Adler’s lawsuit, ruling there are “triable issues of wrongful termination and negligent infliction of emotional distress.”

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On air during the Australian Open, Adler alluded to Venus Williams putting on the “guerrilla effect”, referring to a common expression and to the classic “Guerrilla Tennis” Nike commercials with Sampras and Agassi.

It was grossly misinterpreted. And the ensuing social-media backlash led to his termination and, he says, his inability to find new employment.

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