Geezer Lawsuits Get Green Light Special

9/23/2008 9:04 AM PDT

Geezer Lawsuits Get Green Light Special

Two old guys who are getting their Depends in a twist in separate lawsuits just got some legal Metamucil from judges.

Ed McMahon and Dan Rather both got the go-ahead on their respective suits. Broker-than-a-joker E-Mac is suing Cedars-Sinai and two of its docs for malpractice on his broken neck, and a judge swatted away the hospital's lawyer's technical objections. It's a lil' good news for Mr. Ed.

Rather can go ahead with his breach of contract suit against CBS, a New York judge just ruled yesterday, but he can't sue Viacom for fraud or CBS for business interference.