January 14, 2010
End of the Line for Dan Rather
We have posted before on Dan Rather losing his suit against CBS, but now New York's Court of Appeals has rejected Rather's appeal, and even he now seems to recognize that his $70 million suit against the network that employed him for 44 years is over.
We first reported on the suit in April 2008, after New York state court Justice Ira Gammerman dismissed Rather's claims against individual defendants. As we reported in September 2008, the remainder of the case was then permitted to proceed. Last September, we noted that New York's Appellate Division overturned that decision, dismissing Rather's appeal in toto.
This week, as reported in the Daily News, New York's Court of Appeals affirmed the appellate division's decision. Rather expressed disappointment at what he characterized as "a grave miscarriage of justice."
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