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‘Millionaire’ Contestant Sues Show

July 11, 2001

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A former ``Who Wants to be a Millionaire″ contestant has sued producers and ABC, hoping to return to the game show after he missed what he alleges was a faulty $16,000 question.

If he is not allowed to return to the show, Richard Rosner wants damages of more than $1 million in the Superior Court lawsuit filed Tuesday.

No one at ABC or Valleycrest Productions, which handles the show, could be reached for comment Tuesday night.

Rosner’s suit claims ABC and Valleycrest had a policy in which contestants could return to the show if an error occurred.

The question Rosner missed was, ``What capital city is located at the highest altitude above sea level?″

La Paz, Bolivia, is the world’s highest capital, but Rosner said La Paz was not one of the four choices he received.

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