Part of Dan Rather's $70M Lawsuit Against CBS Can Proceed, Judge Tosses Other Actions
September 23, 2008Judge: Rather Can Proceed With Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against CBS
Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman dismissed a fraud complaint against CBS Corp. on Monday and a business interference complaint against CBS and former parent company Viacom Inc. No causes of action remain in the lawsuit against Viacom.
CBS lawyer James Quinn says Rather can't prove breach of contract because the network assigned him to "60 Minutes II" as required and paid him what it owed him.
Rather lawyer Martin Gold says proving breach of contract will be "a slam dunk."
The judge also let Rather's breach of fiduciary duty complaint against CBS continue.
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