Judge Grants Milne Granddaughter Interlocutory Appeal In Pooh Case

Law360, New York (October 29, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- A U.S. federal judge has granted the granddaughter of British author A.A. Milne the right to an interlocutory appeal in her claim for marketing rights to children's book character Winnie the Pooh, Reuters reported, citing court documents.

Judge Florence-Marie Cooper of the Central California Federal District granted Clare Milne the right to appeal because there was a good chance the appellate court might disagree with her. In May, Judge Cooper ruled that Milne did not have grounds to get the rights.

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