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Friedrich Vs Marvel Suit Over Ghost Rider Ownership Settled

The lawsuit originally filed by Gary Friedrich vs. Marvel Comics (And now Disney) has been settled according to Reuters. This has been quite the legal battle starting with Friedrich’s claim of ownership of Ghost Rider and the initial outcome not only being in …

Paramount And MGM Being Sued Over GI Joe Sequel – Read Details Of Original Pitch, Definition Of “Reboot”

Check out the full complaint lodged against Paramount and MGM.

Warner Bros. Win In Shuster Family Superman Case – UPDATED With Full Ruling

Now with full ruling.

Disney Appears To Respond To Avengers Suitcase Lawsuit

Something is happening with the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One Collector’s Set, which would have collected the Marvel Studios movies on Blu Ray. It has been widely reported that Rimowa is suing Marvel and Disney for the use of their …

“Kirkman Is A Proud Liar And Fraudster” – The Walking Dead Lawsuit Marches On

Blimey. “Kirkman is a proud liar and fraudster who freely admits he has no qualm misprepresenting material facts in order to consummate business transactions” is how the new language in the lawsuit against Robert Kirkman, co-creator of The Walking Dead, …

The Tarzan And John Carter Comic Lawsuits – Four Thoughts

The Dynamite/Dynamic Forces response to the Edgar Rice Burroughs suit against them over the publication of Joh Carter and Tarzan comics has thrown up some interesting points. Bear in mind that I am not a lawyer and and my musings …

Human Centipede Lawsuit Might Be Some Bizarre Meta-Narrative

I saw Tom Six tweet this morning that his company was going to sue Dieter Laser, the star of the first Human Centipede. I must admit that his use of  block caps and exclamation marks immediately made me a little …

Todd McFarlane To Pay Neil Gaiman $382,000. Plus Interest.

Thanks to Daniel Best who pulled out a bunch of legal papers on the Neil Gaiman/Todd McFarlane case over owed moneys, showing that as part of the lawsuit, and the subsequent bankruptcy of one of Todd McFarlane’s companies, he had …

Jean-Marc Lofficier On The Consequences Of The Gary Friedrich Decision

Steve Bissette has requested that the post below, revised, should be spread near and far. Anything to oblige Steve. Readers may also want to check ALERT, ALL COMICS CREATORS [Reposting, for a necessary (requested) edit; reposting all comments, too, after …

Disney Pixar Said To Be Having Legal Spat With Atlanta Baseball Team

The Walt Disney Company and Atlanta National League Ball Club are reported to be in negotiations, trying to sort out a thorny trademark issue. They’ve reportedly been taking meetings for months, and still the dispute continues. None of this would …

Godzilla Lawsuit – Copyright Karma Coming Back To Bite Toho On The Behind?

It’s being said that the family of Ishiro Honda, director of the original Gojira, are suing Toho, the company that produces and releases the big green fella’s pictures. The Honda estate are apparently looking to secure the full copyright, but Toho are desparate to retain, at the very least, the lucrative merchandising rights.

Read Julie Taymor’s Lawsuit Against The Spider-Man Producers In Full

Rich has very kindly provided the following widget, fully loaded with every last bit of Julie Taymor‘s lawsuit against the producers of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, as per my story of earlier today. For us, it makes for interesting …

The Ken Penders/Archie Comics Lawsuit Continues

Bleeding Cool has been following the lawsuits by writer Ken Penders against Archie Comics, Sega and Electronic Arts (owners of Bioware) over a number of Sonic The Hedgehog-related comics he wrote in the nineties, in which details and invented characters …

The Roy Thomas Deposition For The Kirby Family Vs Marvel Lawsuit

UPDATE: The files below are from the submitted documents by Marvel to the judge in the continuing lawsuit, and are intended to reflect Marvel’s case. Roy Thomas is a comic book writer, editor, and historian who first began writing for …

The Stan Lee Deposition On The Origins Of The Marvel Universe For Kirby Family Vs Marvel Lawsuit

UPDATE: The files below are from the submitted documents by Marvel to the judge in the continuing lawsuit, and are intended to reflect Marvel’s case. Observers of the ongoing Kirby family v Marvel case have long wondered what Stan Lee …

The John Romita Deposition For The Kirby Family Vs Marvel Lawsuit

UPDATE: The files below are from the submitted documents by Marvel to the judge in the continuing lawsuit, and are intended to reflect Marvel’s case. John Romita is a legendary comic book artist who is most closely associated with his …

Latest Round In Marvel/Disney Vs Jack Kirby’s Family… Is A Split Decision

On November 22, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York filed a decision on motions in the ongoing Kirby Family vs Marvel/Disney battle. Passing almost unnoticed over the holiday week, the court’s decision partly grants Marvel’s …

EXCLUSIVE: What Is The Olive Branch Lawsuit? Are Diamond Distribution About To Be Served?

Olive Branch is Diamond Comics Distribution’s largest warehouse. Six hundred thousand square feet in size, it was set up last year with state-of-the-art technology to replace three distribution locations in Memphis. Half the volume of comics, graphic novels, toys, statues, …