The Legal Superman Iceberg Inches Closer

The Legal Superman Iceberg Inches Closer

Posted by September 28, 2010 Comment

DC Entertainment may reorganise the deckchairs as much as it likes, but there’s an iceberg coming. And now they are sending out laser-mounted sharks.

The Hollywood Reporter has, well, reported that Warners has filed five brand new legals oppositions to keep their counter-claim against Siegel/Shuster estate-representing lawyer Marc Toberoff alive.

Toberoff is representating the families of the Superman creators regarding the termination of the copyright of Superman next year in Joe Shuster’s family’s case and in 2012 for Jerry Siegel’s family.

Warners accuses Toberoff of, basically, sticking his oar in where it doesn’t belong, getting in the way of previously arranged deals with the families and promising them much that he couldn’t deliver – and that he actually wants control of the Superman property himself. Something, naturally, that Toberoff refutes, and has filed his own counter-counter-claim.

Toberoff says he’s just a lawyer doing his job. Warners says he wants Superman.

The next hearing date in the case is in less than a month, October 18th. But THR reports that the added paperwork may lead to a delay…

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(Last Updated September 29, 2010 1:58 am )

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