Stan Lee Media Loses Case Against Disney/Marvel


The judgment against Stan Lee Media in their court case Disney over the ownership of Marvel's characters, seeking five billion dollars in payment, courtesy of, is reproduced below.

With Judge Martinez saying "this Court holds that Plaintiff is precluded from re-litigating the issue of its ownership of copyrights based on the 1998 Agreement, which issue was decided against it" that seems to be it .

Organised by Stan Lee Media investor Michael Wolk, with financing including from Elliott Management, the current case was launched back in October. But there have been previous attempts by various iterations to try and claim financial compensation for the Marvel character rights that Stan Lee Media claim Stan Lee signed over to them before he left the company, but that Disney/Marvel claim never existed.

None of them were successful – and neither was this. It's worth a read, it gets rather withering…

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