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Rather Case Against CBS Dismissed; Rather’s Lawyers to Ask for Review

Rather_9.29.jpgBreaking: The New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division has thrown out Dan Rather‘s $70 million lawsuit against his former employer, CBS Corp. “We find the complaint must be dismissed in its entirety,” reads the decision. The Appellate court found that the motion court “erred in denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss the claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.”

Jim Quinn, a lawyer representing CBS told The Observer‘s Felix Gillette, “We are obviously very happy. We thought this was the right decision all along.”

Rather’s lawyer Martin Gold says it’s not over for their side. “We are extremely disappointed with the Appellate Court’s decision,” Gold tells TVNewser. “We believe the decision is incorrect on a number of grounds and, accordingly, we intend to ask the New York Court of Appeals to review it.”

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Dan’s Day in Court: “A Bad Day for Black Rock”

In the case of Dan Rather vs. CBS Corp., after yesterday’s hearing, Rather called it a “good day” for his side and “a bad day for Black Rock” – referring to CBS’ corporate headquarters.

Judge Ira Gammerman ruled that Rather’s fraud charge can be restored and that his team can access documents Rather hopes will show CBS had tried to influence the outcome of a panel that investigated his “60 Minutes II” report about Pres. George W. Bush’s military service.

Jim Quinn, the lawyer representing CBS tells the NYTimes this is “a minor skirmish in a long battle” and predicted that the fraud charge would be dismissed again because “it’s frivolous.”

Will Conservative List Help Rather’s Case?

rather_11-17.jpgThe New York Times’ Jacques Steinberg writes about the newest information in the Dan Rather case against CBS, which could help his claim that CBS attempted to “quell Republican criticism of the network” by hiring a panel of conservatives.

“Rather has spent more than $2 million of his own money on the suit. And according to documents filed recently in court, he may be getting something for his money,” writes Steinberg.

Jim Quinn, a lawyer representing CBS, says the network has “gained the most ground” in the pre-trial discovery phase, and “Either on summary judgment or at trial, we feel very comfortable we’ll succeed.”

Steinberg’s article also takes a look at Rather’s involvement in the day-to-day handling of the case. “He has approached it with the zeal of a correspondent trying to report out a ’60 Minutes’ segment about himself, burying himself in deposition transcripts late into the night and providing his lawyers with road maps of leads he thinks they should pursue,” he writes.

As for the list of conservatives, TVNewser’s Gail Shister talked to some of the names mentioned last week, including MSNBC’s Tucker Carlson and CNN’s Lou Dobbs.

Heyward, Moonves To Be Deposed in Rather Suit

Rather_7.17.jpgThe judge in Dan Rather‘s case against his former employer has ordered CBS to produce several witnesses for depositions including former CBS News president Andrew Heyward and CBS CEO Les Moonves.

The court ruled Wednesday that the depositions would go forward, with Heyward’s scheduled for the end of this month and Moonves’ expected in September.

The network’s chief counsel, Jim Quinn, tells TVNewser, “We’re looking forward to them testifying,” adding, “they will support our case that CBS did nothing wrong by Dan Rather. In fact, the opposite is true. They did everything right by him.”

Rather’s lawyer tells TVNewser, Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone may also be deposed, but the court ruled the Heyward and Moonves depositions would be taken first, and that he would rule on CBS’s objection to Redstone testifying, later.

A status conference is set for October. The case could go to trial by November.