Stephen Slesinger Inc. is making a grave mistake by suing Disney for the
breaching of the 1983 contract. Although there may have been some mis-
representations in Disney's report, 15 billion dollars in damages and
2 billion in compensatory damages is outrageous.
If the company decides to sue in hopes of relieving Disney of any and all
rights to the Winnie the Pooh franchise they will be out more money than
they could imagine. First, they will not get near what they are asking for
in damages, not to mention the insane costs of trying a company of Disney's
caliber in the CA state courts. Further, if they do win the case and regain
full-right ownership, they will never be able to market the name with successful
results. They do not have the media outlets avail. that Disney does to carry
out the successful marketing of the product.
I do oppose big business at times that I feel they are taking advantage of their
resources in order to oust a small, yet imposing company. However, this is a case
where Stephen Slesinger Inc., specifically Pati Slesinger, is just a sore loser.
I hate to repeat, but the fact that Stephen Slesinger Inc. feels they have been
shorted 15 billion dollars, and have suffered from head aches diagnosed at 2 billion
dollars blows me away.
SS Inc, grow up.
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