9th Circ. Won't Rehear Superman Suit After DC Comics Win

Law360, Los Angeles (January 21, 2014, 9:56 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit refused Tuesday to grant Superman co-creator Joseph Shuster's heirs a rehearing in their copyright battle with DC Comics, two months after the same court decided the heirs gave up their rights to reclaim their stake in the iconic character.

U.S. Circuit Judges Stephen Reinhardt and Sidney R. Thomas voted to deny the petition for rehearing en banc, and U.S. District Judge John A. Sedwick — sitting by designation — recommended the same, according to a one-page order.

The December petition argued that the...
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