Judge tosses out lawsuit against The Price is Right, former host Bob Barker

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LOS ANGELES - A judge on Friday threw out a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former "The Price is Right" employee against CBS and former host Bob Barker.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey dismissed the case after finding there were no issues for a trial to resolve, attorneys handling the case said.
Deborah Curling sued Barker and the network in October 2007, alleging she was improperly fired from the show and forced to endure a hostile work environment.
Several claims against Barker were thrown out last year, leaving only a "hostile work environment" allegation against the show's longtime host.
Curling claimed she was dismissed because she testified in a former co-worker's wrongful termination case. She also accused Barker of making racist and anti-Semitic jokes, but Mackey determined she hadn't proven that claim.
Curling's attorney, Nick Alden, vowed to appeal the ruling. He said he didn't receive necessary information from CBS or other attorneys so he could properly argue why the case should be allowed to continue.
Barker's attorney, Patty Glaser, said the judge made the correct ruling.
"This is a case that should not have been brought," Glaser said. "There aren't even any contacts she alleges with Mr. Barker."
"It was a shame it was brought and it's hopefully over," Glaser said.
Barker retired in 2007 after hosting "The Price is Right" for 35 years.

Organizations: CBS

Geographic location: LOS ANGELES

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