‘Sonic’ Comic Copyright Row Speeds Toward Trial

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT) -- A copyright battle over a comic book franchise featuring Sonic the Hedgehog appears headed to trial after a New York federal judge nixed the parties’ bids for summary judgment and an artist stood by claims that Archie Comic Publications Inc. forged his name on contracts.

U.S. District Judge Judge Richard M. Berman issued an order denying comic book artist Kenneth W. Penders II and Archie's opposing motions for summary judgment, as well as both parties' motions in limine to exclude various evidence and testimony. A particularly...
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Case Information

Case Title

Archie Comic Publications, Inc. v. Penders

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Richard M. Berman

Date Filed

November 22, 2010

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