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Kirby Family Asks Court to Overturn Marvel Ruling

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Attorney Marc Toberoff continues to be a very busy man. In between two different court appearances for different lawsuits surrounding the rights to Superman, he has appeared before a three-judge panel to argue for the overturning of an earlier ruling that Marvel Entertainment owns all of Jack Kirby's creations for the company outright.Acting on behalf of the Kirby est

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Warner Bros. Granted Ownership Of 50 Percent Of Superman By Court

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In a surprise ruling yesterday, a California Federal Court judge granted Warner Bros.' request for summary judgment in the never-ending legal battle for control of the Man of Steel, ruling that a 1992 agreement between DC Comics and Joe Shuster's sister, Jean Peavy, meant that the publisher was potentially granted permanent ownership of Shuster's share of the character's copyright, pending appeal.Judge O

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Todd McFarlane Sues Former Employee Al Simmons For Claiming To Be Inspiration For Fictional Al Simmons

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Clearly, Todd McFarlane likes spending time in court rooms. How else to explain the fact that, having finally reached a legal settlement with Neil Gaiman over the ownership of Spawn supporting character Angela, he's now suing a former employee who claims to be the inspiration for the original Spawn, Al Simmons. That employee's name? Al Simmons.According to the lawsuit McFarlane filed in Arizona federal court, Simmons is being sued as the result of a book he wrote

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Kirkman, Moore Settle ‘The Walking Dead’ Legal Battles

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After seven months and three lawsuits, the legal battles between the original creative team on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, are over. The two released a joint statement yesterday announcing that the conflict over ownership of the properties they worked on together has been settled ahead of trial.The statement - released to multiple news

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Lawyer Writes A Five-Page Brief About eBook Price-Fixing In Comic Form

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When California lawyer Bob Kohn tried to file his 55-page amicus brief to oppose the settlement in the Department of Justice ebook case US v. Apple Inc., et al., the court ordered him to whittle his argument down to five pages. So how

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Amazon Ceases ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’ Blu-Ray Set Pre-Orders

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If you pre-ordered Marvel Studios' 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One Blu-ray set from Amazon, we have some bad news for you: It may be a little late, and the company has stopped taking any more pre-orders. If you pre-ordered it because you couldn't live without the replica briefcase that was advertised as part of the package, there's even worse news: That might not be available at all.Amazon hasn't given a reason for its sudden

Marvel CEO At Center Of Disney Corporate Controversy

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Two years after the Walt Disney Corporation bought Marvel Entertainment, the House of Mouse is facing a public relations nightmare brought on by the corporate mindset behind the House of Ideas as Isaac Perlmutter's "shake up" of Disney's consumer products division has brought not only accusations of racism but also lawsuits against the company.Perlmutter, the reclusive CEO of

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Tony Moore Launches Second Lawsuit Against Robert Kirkman Over ‘Walking Dead’ Ownership

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For the second time in six months, artist Tony Moore has filed a lawsuit against former collaborator Robert Kirkman over The Walking Dead - but this time, he's looking for more than just unpaid royalties that he believes are owed to him.Moore's first lawsuit against Kirkman was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court in February of this year, with the artist claiming that Kirkman h

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Archie CEOs Settle Lawsuit, Though Drama Continues

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Following months of litigation amid a heap of rumors and innuendo, the battle between the two Archie Comics CEOS has ended, with Nancy Silberkleit and Jon Goldwater settling their feud in court.The details of the legal settlement between Silberkleit and Goldwater that ended the publisher's sexual harassment lawsuit

Warner Bros Wins Ruling in Case Against Siegel and Shuster Lawyer

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that DC Comics owners Warner Bros will be allowed to make use of documents stolen from the office of the lawyer representing the heirs of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in their suit against that lawyer

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