But it’s a swing and a miss to dismiss. Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather wants 20M in compensation and 50M in punitive damages from his former network and parent Viacom, related to events following broadcast of his story on President George W. Bush’s National Guard service back in the 1970s. A court official said there are grounds for the suit to proceed. According to Associated Press, the dismissal sought by CBS may still be in the cards, however. Both sides were told to continue with the discovery process and prepare for a court conference 1/23/08. Rather said he was happy that the case was moving forward; CBS said it was happy that they haven’t been lost the dismissal motion yet.
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