Friday, November 28, 2008

Seuss lawyers stop holiday Who-ville in Louisville

Lawyers say city must dump Grinch theme for Light Up Louisville

Lawyers for the company that owns rights to the Dr. Seuss Christmas classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" have become real-life Grinches, threatening legal action unless Louisville cancels plans to use any part of the book for this year's Light Up Louisville holiday celebration.

"It appears these lawyers' hearts are two sizes too small," Mayor Jerry Abramson said in a news release.

DLA Piper, the law firm representing Dr. Seuss Enterprises, has sent a "cease and desist" letter to the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Light Up Louisville should have asked for permission and known better but going after a non profit is a little tacky.

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