Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. has himself a honey of a case.
The lawyer who helped win O.J. Simpson's acquittal on murder charges made his debut Monday as a member of a new legal team for the family suing Walt Disney Co. over Winnie the Pooh royalties.
And on the other side of the courtroom? Daniel Petrocelli, who persuaded a civil jury to hold Simpson liable for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
The Pooh case is the first in which Cochran and Petrocelli have directly squared off. They hadn't even met until they bumped into each other late last month at NBC's Burbank studios, where they were providing "Today" show commentaries on Michael Jackson's arrest on molestation charges.