Ben Stein’s Claims Pared In Kyocera Fight Over Enviro Views

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT) -- Actor Ben Stein last week saw most of his contracts suit against Kyocera Corp.’s printer arm evaporate after a California state judge found the company was free to back out on an endorsement deal upon learning of Stein's controversial views on global warming.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White granted Kyocera Mita America Inc.’s motion to strike eight of Stein’s nine claims accusing the printer manufacturer of breaching the terms of the endorsement, finding that Kyocera’s rights to free speech protected it from the...
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