Judge Restores Fraud Claim in Dan Rather’s Suit Against CBS

Jul 22, 2009  •  Post A Comment

A New York City judge restored a previously dismissed fraud claim in Dan Rather’s lawsuit against CBS which followed his firing from the network, the Associated Press says.

Rather’s lawyer alleges the fraud resulted when CBS failed to keep promises it made to the former “CBS Evening News” anchor before he was pushed out, after problems developed with a story about former President George W. Bush’s Vietnam-era military service.

CBS’ lawyer said he’ll move to have the fraud claim dismissed.

Meanwhile, the New York Times reports that Rather on Tuesday also won access to more than 3,000 internal documents that his lawyer said could show that CBS tried to influence the findings of the outside panel appointed by the network to investigate the problems with the piece.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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