November 25, 2008

Seuss lawyers crash Louisville Grinch gala

Louisville, Ky., boosters say the city's annual Christmas celebration will go on as scheduled despite last-minute changes made to mollify Dr. Seuss's lawyers.

Light Up Louisville was supposed to have a How the Grinch Stole Christmas theme this year but that plan caught the eye of Seuss Enterprises in San Diego, which sent attorney Barbara Orr to point out copyright issues to the city, The Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville said Tuesday.

Orr fired off a cease-and-desist letter to the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, which then agreed to change the name of the kids' play area from LouWhoVill to Lou-Ville and is benching the guy in the Grinch costume, the newspaper said.