Lawyers for newsman file suit against execs

Lawyers for Dan Rather have filed a new lawsuit against two current and former CBS executives originally named in his $70 million breach of contract lawsuit against CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc.

Rather sued CBS and his former bosses in 2007. He claimed they removed him from his “CBS Evening News” anchor post after controversy over a report about President George W. Bush’s Vietnam-era military service.

Last year, Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman struck down the parts of the suit that named Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone, CBS President Leslie Moonves and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward as individual defendants.

Monday’s filing in state Supreme Court seeks to add Moonves and Heyward again. A CBS spokesman said the network would move to dismiss the lawsuit.

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