Disney stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars if they lose a lawsuit filed by the owners of Winnie the Pooh.
When reached for comment, Christopher Robin said that Pooh had become increasingly militant since he was awarded two million dollars in the famous honey-jar case. If you recall, Pooh was awarded pain and suffering from the makers of the jar, after it became stuck to his nose for an extended period of time. Said the jury in awarding the verdict, "A maker of a jar intended to hold honey should take into consideration the size and shape of a bear's nose. The manufacturer is thereby held responsible for substantial pain and suffering Pooh went through while trying to free himself."
Most of us remember the more sensational aspects of the trial. Who can forget the chase down the 405 freeway as Pooh floated along hanging from a balloon while being followed by fifty squad cars? Who can forget the riveting testimony of Owl, who took the stand for three straight weeks and told stories of his cousins and the time his tree blew down? Some have said that the testimony was improper, and was only allowed by judge Piglet because cameras were in the courtroom. And of course, there were the startling revelations from Tigger, during what some have said was the rounciest and bounciest testimony ever heard in a federal courthouse.
UPDATE: It seems that the litigiousness of the hundred-acre wood is spreading like wildfire. Happy Fun Pundit has just learned that Eeyore has sued Christopher Robin for malpractice, for injuries sustained during a failed tail-pinning. Eeyore claims the work is painful and subject to embarrasing tail droppage.