Marvel Sues Disney Over Spider-Man Royalties

Law360, New York (July 21, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Comic book publisher Marvel Enterprises has filed a lawsuit against entertainment giant Walt Disney Co., seeking almost $55 million over royalty payments for Spider-Man and other animated television series.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks compensatory damages, interest and other fees Marvel says it is owed for royalties generated by made-for-television episodes of Spider-Man, X-Men and The Incredible Hulk.

Disney gained rights to those the three cartoon series when it purchased the U.S. television company Fox Family Worldwide in 2001. Episodes of...
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