Lawyer Withdraws From Pooh Lawsuit

"Bertram Fields is withdrawing from the case he made famous: the multimillion-dollar battle over Winnie the Pooh royalties. For nearly three years, the Los Angeles entertainment attorney has been a thorn in the side of Walt Disney Co. as he fought on behalf of a mother and daughter who hold the merchandising rights to the honey-loving bear and his forest friends. They contend that Disney has cheated them out of hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty payments. Fields declined Wednesday to say why his firm was quitting," the LA Times reports here.

This extremely contentious litigation has been going on for twelve years -- making it one of the longest running cases in Los Angeles Superior Court. I've blogged the case several times earlier, such as here and here.