Judge Trims Rather's $70M Suit Against CBS, Viacom

Law360, New York (April 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New York judge has given Dan Rather the go-ahead to take his $70 million lawsuit against CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. to trial, but has stripped the suit of many of the veteran reporter's claims.

In a ruling welcomed by attorneys for the television network, Judge Ira Gammerman of the New York Supreme Court dismissed all Rather's claims against top executives of CBS and former parent company Viacom.

The judge also threw out allegations of fraud and breach of good faith, plus several tort claims...
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