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Thursday, September 27, 2007

In the News: September 27, 2007

Aa_4 America’s Dan Rather isn’t the only newsreader to be suing his network for breach of contract; Mary Kostakidis of Australia’s SBS (left) has sued, claiming that lowering standards and growing commercialization forced her resignation.

Speaking of Rather, by the way, it looks like he may try to call George W. Bush (and maybe Bush's father) as a witness in his own $70 million lawsuit against CBS.

Miss Montana 2003 has settled her claims for breach of contract "and other wrongdoing" arising out of a dispute over misconduct that led to the cancellation of a projected school tour.

The Walt Disney Co. has won a major victory in its 16-year battle over who owns the merchandising rights to Winnie the Pooh; a state appellate panel affirmed dismissal of a case brought by the family of the licensor for "egregious misconduct" which included stealing Disney documents and then lying about it.

Monterey County (Cal.) will apparently settle its $170 million dispute with a resort operator who claimed that the County's decision to reduce water levels at two lakes where he had concessions breached his contract; it looks like the deal will include the County taking over operation of the the resorts.

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