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LeAnn Rimes Drops Malpractice Suit Against Dentist

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UPDATE 3:37 p.m. — A source close to the case has clarified the dismissal was only against the dentist’s corporation — ‘Duane C. McKay, A Professional Dental Corporation’ — because it no longer exists. The suit against the dentist himself remains.

LeAnn Rimes has dismissed her lawsuit — for now — against a Los Angeles dentist who she alleged bungled her mouth so bad that it stalled her career.

In a “request for dismissal” filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on April 22 — and obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com — Rimes, 30, asked a judge to dismiss the case against Dr. Duane C. McKay without prejudice.

When a case is dismissed without prejudice, it signals that none of the rights or privileges of the plaintiff are considered to be lost or waived. That means Rimes could sue again.

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Indeed, one source told RadarOnline.com: “This is not the end of the case.”

In a previous filing, Rimes claimed she received nine root canals, a tooth extraction, bone grafting and a variety of other unpleasantries as a result of Dr. McKay’s treatment over three years.

She had sued for damages that included lost income due to her inability to perform.

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Rimes’ “ability to perform as an artist,” her original suit alleged, “has been and will continue to be significantly compromised until all re-treatment is complete.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Rimes was forced to cancel a performance in October citing a “massive infection.”

The country singer’s lawyer, Robert McCulloch, did not return a request for comment at our time of publication.

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