CBS seeks dismissal in $70M Rather case

Nov. 16, 2007 at 12:19 PM

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Attorneys for CBS have asked a New York judge to dismiss a $70 million lawsuit brought against the network by veteran anchorman Dan Rather.

Lawyers responded Thursday to Rather's claim the company used him as a "scapegoat" for a controversial 2004 report about President George Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

The CBS legal team called Rather's claims "far-fetched" and asked the judge overseeing the case to reject them.

"We at CBS are mystified and saddened by the baseless and self-serving allegations and distortions of fact raised in his lawsuit," the company's lawyers maintained in the Manhattan Supreme Court filing.

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