Dan Rather Lawsuit Tossed Out, Former 'Evening News' Anchor Vows Appeal

<p><img src="/static/2008/07/2008-07-20-SYN-CMS-Rather.jpg" vspace="3" width="240" align="right" border="0" height="180" hspace="3" />From <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cbs/rather_case_against_cbs_dismisse... target="_blank">TVNewser</a>:</p><blockquote><p><b>Breaking</b>: The New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division has thrown out <b><a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/Dan-Rather-profile.html">Dan Rather</a></b>'s $70 million lawsuit against his former employer, CBS Corp. &quot;We find the complaint must be dismissed in its entirety,&quot; reads the decision. The Appellate court found that the motion court &quot;erred in denying the defendants' motion to dismiss the claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.&quot; </p></blockquote><p>Of course, unfazed, Rather (file image at right above) has <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/09/dan-rather-vows-to-a... target="_blank">vowed to appeal</a> (h/t <a href="http://hotair.com/archives/2009/09/29/breaking-appeals-court-tosses-rath... target="_blank">Hot Air</a>):</p><blockquote><!--break--><p>Attorneys for Dan Rather said they plan to appeal a decision issued today by a New York appeals court dismissing Rather’s $70-million lawsuit against CBS. </p><p>“We are extremely disappointed with the Appellate Court's decision,” Martin R. Gold, Rather’s lead attorney, said in a statement. “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.”</p><p>Today’s ruling was a major blow to Rather, who has personally financed the suit for the last two years, casting it as an effort to rein in the influence of corporations on news organizations.</p></blockquote> <p>For a full archive of NewsBusters stories about Dan Rather, <a href="/people/television/dan-rather" target="_blank">check here</a>. </p>

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters