DC Comics Lands Knockout Punch In Superman IP Fight

Law360, Las Vegas (March 21, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday dealt another blow to Superman co-creator Jerome Siegel's heirs, ruling that their October 2001 agreement with DC Comics is an enforceable contract and, therefore, that the rights to the superhero belong to the Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-owned company.

The Siegel estate’s representatives ceded the rights to Superman through an enforceable settlement agreement and did not properly rescind it, U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II decided. The heirs' attempts to do so contradict their earlier argument that the contract never...
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