Mr. Gregerson is suing the legendary toy maker for defamation, after discovering that Clause had placed him on the naughty list for the second year in a row. "We feel that this is a just and necessary action,” said Gregerson’s lawyer Jackie Chiles. “How can one define ‘naughty’, its outrageous, egregious, preposterous that one man believes he can decide what constitutes appropriate behavior for a seven year old.” The cease and desist order will remain in effect until a hearing on Mr. Gregerson’s suit is held on December 22 in the federal court house in Baton Rouge.
Elfin Watch leader Almyra will represent the Clause organization and is prepared to file a request for an immediate hearing on Monday. “This could not have come at a worse time,” said the elf. “We already behind, I heard rumors today that Santa has fallen off the wagon which exaggerates any problem, we haven’t even finished the ‘Nice and Naughty’ lists, this is all very frustrating.”
Chiles stated that none of these facts are his concern. “Frankly, my job is to see to the interests of my client, we are willing to settle if their schedule is that important, regardless, who are they to be attempting to decide who has been ‘naughty or nice’ is that really part of the season?”
went on, “No it is not, this is the season of giving, we don’t hire private detectives to check on our family friends behavior neither should this supposedly jolly fat man be looking into children's private lives.” Chiles
Almyra said there will be no settlement or offer of one, “That would be against tradition, we have a 1,700 year business model that has been successful and I believe there are precedents such as the 1947 Macy’s V. Kringle case that will protect us, I know the spirit of the season will show us to be in the right and Rudolph, Blitzen, Vixen and all the reindeer are already chomping at the bit to set a speed record.”