One of the largest and most expensive libel suits in world history has been filed at Grapefruit County Courthouse, California, by lawyers representing the cartoon character Mickey Mouse.
The two and a half thousand page document is said to contain the names of over 250 sports commentators and nearly 1400 journalists, television presenters and actors.
'Rob Allofem', head of the Mickey Mouse legal team outlined the details of the brief.
"Our client has become aware of a decline in public opinion with respect to his good name and reputation of one of America' most recognizable and up to recently most marketable brand names, 'Mickey Mouse'.
"We have been instructed to seek punitive damages from a number corporations and high profile individuals who have in the past, referred on record, to sub standard performances or organization's as being 'Mickey Mouse' or a 'Mickey Mouse effort.
"When I tell people I'm a Mickey Mouse lawyer people snigger down their sleeves at me, what's wrong with Mickey?
"My wife loves a bit of Mickey, some people say he's too big, like a six foot rat, but she maintains that theres nothing as satisfying as a lovely big Mickey."