School bosses have had to pay more than £47,000 ($95,000)for a pair of Winnie the Pooh socks.
They have been lumbered with the hefty lawyers' bills after being sued by five families over a school dress code. The parents went to court after a pupil was disciplined for wearing socks decorated with the Pooh character Tigger.
Northern California's district's superintendent said the settlement money was for the plaintiffs' lawyers. The district also has to pay the lawyers it hired.
The settlement also says Redwood Middle School may no longer require students to wear only solid-colour clothing.