Disney to Argue Pooh Copyright Case Feb. 24

Law360, New York (December 23, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge in the 12-year lawsuit over merchandising rights to Winnie the Pooh on Monday set a Feb. 24 date to hear arguments by Walt Disney Co. that Stephen Slesinger Inc. hired private detectives to break into its Burbank, California, headquarters to steal papers related to the copyright case.

Disney claims that Slesinger hired private detectives to break into its Burbank, California, headquarters to steal papers related to the case. Slesinger denies that but says it recovered some paper from publicly accessible trash bins.

Slesinger denies...
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