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Cancer Survivor Drops Lawsuit Against CBS

1/26/2009 3:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. PhilThe man who filed a lawsuit against CBS claiming he was unjustly fired from the "Dr. Phil" show because of his prostate cancer has just dropped the suit....it appears the case settled.

Martin Barsnack -- who used to work on the "Dr. Phil" show -- claimed in September of '07 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and told his supervisor he was taking a leave of absence to get treated. Martin claimed when he came back in April of '08 -- there was no job available for him.

The suit was dismissed on Jan. 22. A notice of settlement has been filed, but the terms are not disclosed.

12 COMMENTS

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1.

Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

Because he can`t

2098 days ago
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NRGJAMS.COM    

Did he get his job back? Maybe get a payoff? What happened?

2098 days ago
3.

ozzman    

dr. phil ia a jackass...

2098 days ago
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Capt Jack    

Nothing to see here. Keep it moving!

2098 days ago
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HR Rachel    

He can't sue the Dr, Phil show because when you go on Short Term Disability, your job is only protected under FMLA for 12 weeks

2098 days ago
6.

Q    

"dropped" or dismissed?

2098 days ago
7.

Duh!    

I won't watch that piece of **** show again. I am a prostate cancer survivor and was treated very well by my employer. for someone who pretends to care about people to act this way in unspeakable.

2098 days ago
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I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

Thanks Oprah, for bringing this @sswipe into the mainstream media. Can't wait for your next Tom Cruise special.

2098 days ago
9.

john    

Dr. Phil... one of the many puppets of Oprah Winfrey!! How's that workin' for ya? Hmm whom else does Oprah OWN.. Rachael Ray, Barack Obama, Gayle King, Stedman, ...

2098 days ago
10.

He who knows all    

Dr Phil is an anal sphincter, Oprah is a piece of smelly crap for unleashing this jerk on the world. He must be thrown off the air and bankrupted,....so should Oprah!

2092 days ago

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