Lawsuit against Barker, 'Price is Right' tossed

September 18, 2009 4:09:28 PM PDT
A judge has thrown out a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former "The Price is Right" employee against CBS and former host Bob Barker. Attorneys say a judge in Los Angeles dismissed the case Friday morning, finding there were no issues that could be tried. 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.

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 the judge said she hadn't proven that claim.

Curling's attorney says he plans to appeal.

Barker's attorney, Patty Glaser, says the lawsuit was meritless.

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