Superman Heirs Claim Settlement With DC Comics Isn't Valid

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 7:28 PM EST) -- The heirs of Superman co-creator Jerome Siegel on Monday pressed a California federal judge to deny a bid for judgment by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.'s DC Comics in their long-running dispute over Superman copyrights, saying the Ninth Circuit’s ruling recognizing an old settlement agreement doesn’t mean it’s valid.

After the Ninth Circuit in January unanimously ruled that Laura Siegel Larson and her now-deceased mother, Joanne Siegel, had transferred the rights to Superman and Superboy to DC pursuant to a Oct. 19, 2001, settlement agreement and remanded...
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