Reuters reports that after throwing out a lawsuit that sought to recover Winnie-the-Pooh royalties from Walt Disney Co., last March, Superior Court Judge Charles McCoy has denied Slesinger’s request for a new trial. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles judge ruled that Stephen Slesinger Inc. had “stolen evidence and tainted the case”. Meantime, a lawyer for Slesinger says it will appeal the case. Stephen Slesinger Inc., which gained the rights to Pooh in 1930 from author A.A. Milne, has accused Disney of not providing full product royalties, a charge Disney denied.