How They Won It: O'Melveny Rescues Superman Rights

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 3:41 PM EST) -- To convince the Ninth Circuit to rule last month that Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. held the legal rights to the Superman franchise, attorneys from O'Melveny & Myers LLP had to explain the story of how a seemingly closed deal with the heirs of the character's co-creator had come improperly undone.

On Jan. 10, the appeals court said the descendants of co-creator Jerome Siegel had signed over their rights in the iconic superhero to Warner Bros. subsidiary DC Comics in an October 2001 agreement, even though the...
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