Stan Lee Media Sues Disney In New Bid For Marvel Heroes

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Stan Lee's former company sued the Walt Disney Co. for copyright infringement Tuesday, making the bold claim that the media conglomerate has never actually owned the rights to famed comic book characters that have generated more than $5.5 billion in the past three years.

Disney's blockbuster acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009 was meaningless, Stan Lee Media Inc.'s complaint claims, saying the famous comic creator transferred his copyrights for characters like Spider-Man to the eponymous entity a month before he purportedly sold them to Marvel in...
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