Rather Gets OK To Question CBS Chair In $70M Suit

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 2:17 PM EDT) -- A New York judge has given former news anchor Dan Rather the green light to question CBS Corp. chairman Sumner Redstone about the newsman’s controversial firing, but denied more exploratory discovery requests in the $70 million breach of contract suit.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Ira Gammerman on Monday granted both parties measured victories, rejecting CBS’ bid to block a deposition of Redstone as well as Rather’s request for expansive discovery as he pursues claims that political alliances and corporate backlash cost him his job...
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