Former employees of The Dallas Morning News have filed an employment discrimination suit against the newspaper and its parent company Belo Corp. alleging among other things that they were terminated from their jobs because of their age.

The plaintiffs filed their complaint in Powell, et al. v. The Dallas Morning News, et al. on Oct. 24 in a U.S. District Court in Dallas. The plaintiffs are 18 former writers, editors and artists at the newspaper who were all above age 40 — 16 of the 18 were older than 50 — when the newspaper terminated their employment.