Cookie Jar Loses Bid To Toss Strawberry Shortcake Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 2:49 PM EST) -- The long-running battle over cartoon sweetheart Strawberry Shortcake will continue in an Ohio district court now that a federal judge has refused Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc.'s request to toss American Greetings Inc.'s suit accusing the Canadian entertainment company of failing to deliver on a $195 million commitment to buy the character.

Judge James S. Gwin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on Tuesday rejected Cookie Jar's argument that a forum selection clause in the parties' 2008 purchase agreement warranted either dismissal...
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