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Judge dismisses De Niro lawsuit
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Robert De Niro was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2003
A US judge has thrown out a legal case that claimed actor Robert De Niro failed to admit to having prostate cancer on an insurance form.

Fireman's Fund Insurance Co insured the film Hide and Seek and said De Niro did not disclose his condition.

According to court documents, De Niro was diagnosed with prostate cancer on 15 October 2003, two days after he signed the medical certificate.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M Treu dismissed the case.

"This ruling vindicates what we've said all along," De Niro's lawyer Robyn Crowther told the Associated Press news agency.

"We are pleased that the court has found that Fireman's Fund can't sue Mr De Niro for getting cancer."

Fireman's Fund had sued the actor for $1.8m (0.9m) - the amount it paid a film studio when filming on Hide and Seek was delayed by his cancer treatment.

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