Saturday, November 21, 2009
The estate of Stephen Slesinger is suing Disney, claiming that the company owes the estate hundreds of millions of dollars in concealed Winnie-the-Pooh royalties. Slesinger obtained the licensing rights to Winnie-the-Pooh in 1930, and the estate has unsuccessfully sued Disney twice before.
See Rachel Lee Harris, Winnie-the-Pooh Returns to Court, NY Times, Nov. 15, 2009.
Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.