In what could only be considered a victory for Ghost Rider co-creator Gary Friedrich, Marvel Comics has apparently offered a settlement in his case against the publisher for ownership of the character.
Friedrich's attorney informed a federal judge in New York that the creator and Marvel have worked out a deal to dismiss the lengthy case without having to go to trial. The details of that deal haven't been revealed and the agreement hasn't yet been fully executed.
A little over a year ago, a judge ordered Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich to renounce any claim to the character and fork over $17,000 to Marvelfor selling unlicensed Ghost Rider memorabilia at conventions. Now, the tables may have turned.
As previously reported on ComicsAlliance, Ghost Rider co-creator Gary Friedrich was ordered last week to pay Marvel $17,000 in damages and seek no further profit from his association with the character as a result of their legal dispute...
The latest ruling in the legal struggle between Marvel and Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich took an even uglier turn this week, with Marvel stipulating that they will only drop their countersuit again Friedrich if he pays $17,000 for selling Ghost Rider merchandise at conventions...
Gary Friedrich, the creator of Marvel Comics' demonic motorcyclist Ghost Rider, has been ordered by a judge to renounce his creator credit and pay $17,000 in damages to his former employer following a court battle that began in 2007 disputing legal ownership of the character...
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