CBS Nears End Of Soap Opera Stylist's $6M Slander Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 3, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles judge on Friday said he’s inclined to dismiss CBS Corp. from a $6 million defamation lawsuit accusing “The Bold and the Beautiful” producers of trumping up criticisms of the soap opera’s lead hairdresser to justify his termination.

“There’s no dispute about certain issues, certain issues your client has even admitted,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Rico told plaintiff Carlos Pelz’s attorney Friday, pointing to a purportedly libelous memorandum listing producers’ complaints about the hairdresser. “There’s no question the memorandum was written based...
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