posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 12:31 AM
Santa Claus, a.k.a. Chris Cringle faces a possible federal class action lawsuit filed by Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley, Mattel, Fisher-Price,
Hasbro, Tonka, Tyco, and over 150 other major toy companies for copyright infringement. The 5.9 billion dollar suit represents a legal precedent
attempt and further lawsuits are expected to follow.
A spokesman for Mr. Cringle stated in a press conference earlier today that he felt confident that these charges would not stand against him and that
his lawyer Johnny Cochran would be handling all further press requests.
A court order to stop producing the toys, and confiscation of the toys housed at Mr. Cringle's North Pole distribution facility have caused the
cancellation of Christmas this year. Should he be found guilty of copyright infringement he may be ordered to pay the owner of each of the copyrighted
toys for each unit illegally produced and refund any profits he received (or could have received) as well as attorney fees.