Disney Doesn't Owe Atty Fees In 'Pooh' Rights Row: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 10:36 PM ET) -- The Ninth Circuit found Friday that a lower court was right to deny a bid for attorneys’ fees by the owner of the trademarks and rights to the "Winnie the Pooh" characters in its fight with Disney Enterprises Inc. over the franchise.

A three-judge panel affirmed California federal judge John F. Walter’s October 2010 decision denying Stephen Slesinger Inc.'s request for the fees, saying the judge wasn't wrong to hand the ruling without a hearing because the court had needed to give the parties only a...
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