It appears Dan Rather was unable to find a court as out of touch with reality as he obviously is. Mediabistro reports:
Breaking: The judge in Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS has issued a motion to dismiss most of the case. CBS News confirms.
> More: TVNewser has learned most of issues of the lawsuit have been dismissed. What remains is the contract dispute: whether Rather was utilized appropriately in the remaining months of his deal as a correspondent on 60 Minutes.
Update: Here is the CBS News report on the matter.
Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman on Thursday allowed the lawsuit to go foward, but struck down the parts of the suit that name Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone, CBS President Leslie Moonves and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward.
Quinn said the judge's ruling eliminated Rather's core complaints of fraud and breach of good faith and fair dealing. The lawyer said it was hard to see how the ex-anchor's assertion of a conspiracy between CBS and the Bush administration "will have any traction going forward". [....]
Quinn told CBS News' legal analyst Andrew Cohen that the contract issue left relates to "Whether or not we "benched" him and whether he had sufficient time on 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II after he stepped down as the anchorperson."
"We obviously say we gave him all the time in the world," says Quinn.