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Judge dismisses mental competency case against Sumner Redstone

Judge dismisses mental competency case against Sumner Redstone

In a victory for media mogul Sumner Redstone, a Los Angeles judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged his mental competence, removing one of the clouds that have been hanging over his family's corporate empire.

Monday's ruling — on what would have been the second day of the trial — doesn't entirely end the legal drama with Redstone's former girlfriend, Manuela Herzer. She promptly vowed to appeal and immediately filed a new lawsuit against his family members. But the decision eliminates a major distraction for Redstone's executives, particularly at the struggling Viacom, which can now focus on shoring up the lagging performance of its Paramount Pictures film studio and...

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