Michael Graham has been the Santa at Tyson's Corner Center for 18 years. He bags about $30,000 for five weeks' work. The rest of the year, he's a carpenter in Tennessee. Last month, the mall gave Graham the boot. Graham sued. His contract is apparently good through 2012, and he claims the mall didn't give him enough time to find another job. After hundreds of angry calls from shoppers, a mall spokeswoman offered an apology. She said company officials are working with Graham to reach a financial settlement and find him another Santa seat.
Santa Suit Filed Against Mall
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