Stan Lee Claims 'Conan' Rights Deal Was 'Inside Baseball'

Law360, Los Angeles (October 9, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT) -- Stan Lee Media Inc. urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to revive its challenge to Paradox Entertainment Inc.'s acquisition of the rights to the “Conan the Barbarian” comic book character, saying the deal was tainted by insider self-dealing “from Day One.”

SLMI said a California federal judge erred in refusing to vacate a 2002 bankruptcy court order approving a settlement that transferred the rights to Conan Sales Co. LLC in exchange for a payment of $275,000. Conan Sales, which was a secured creditor of SLMI in...
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