'Dr. Phil' Guests Drop Emotional Distress Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 11, 2011, 10:29 PM EDT) -- A California lawsuit against television therapist Dr. Phil McGraw, brought by two women who say he defrauded them and caused them emotional distress during a reality show taping, was thrown out Thursday after the plaintiffs filed a request for dismissal.

The dismissal brings an end to allegations that McGraw, Paramount Pictures Corp. and others involved in the production of the popular daytime show misled participants into signing up for a “House of Judgment,” mistreated them when they arrived for the taping and resisted their attempts to...
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