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Darkbeer
03-29-2004, 10:12 AM
http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/stories/2004/03/29/daily6.html

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A lawyer for The Walt Disney Co. told Reuters Monday the case brought against the company by the family with U.S. merchandising rights to Winnie the Pooh has been dismissed.
Bret Fausett, an attorney for Stephen Slesinger Inc., told Reuters the family will file an appeal, saying the evidence presented in the case does not support the judge's decision.

Disney Vault
03-29-2004, 01:41 PM
I'm so happy for Disney because i wanted Pooh to stay disney sooooo bad.

Hamradio
03-29-2004, 02:37 PM
http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/stories/2004/03/29/daily6.html

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A lawyer for The Walt Disney Co. told Reuters Monday the case brought against the company by the family with U.S. merchandising rights to Winnie the Pooh has been dismissed.
Bret Fausett, an attorney for Stephen Slesinger Inc., told Reuters the family will file an appeal, saying the evidence presented in the case does not support the judge's decision.

:D The plaintiff can appeal all they want, but this is a bulletproof win for Disney.

Stephen Slesinger Inc., the family firm suing Disney "is dishonest and shows no remorse," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles McCoy wrote in his decision. Slesinger's actions threatened the integrity of the legal system and the 13-year-old case should be dismissed as punishment, he ruled.

Folks, the judge literally slapped the plaintiff!

Not Afraid
03-29-2004, 03:34 PM
It's about time! Good news.

cemeinke
03-29-2004, 03:41 PM
I guess the Slesinger family will have to make due with the hundreds of millions of dollars Disney is already giving them.