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Stan Lee Media Urges High Court To Revive Spider-Man Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 27, 2015, 6:40 PM EST) -- Stan Lee Media Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court in a filing made public Friday to revive its suit seeking profits and ownership rights to Spider-Man and other characters created by its ex-President Stan Lee, arguing that the Ninth Circuit’s dismissal deviated from Twombly.

In a Feb. 12 petition for writ of certiorari, Stan Lee Media claimed the Ninth Circuit’s October decision wrongly limited the pleading standings established by the high court’s 2007 ruling in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. That decision tightened the standard on a motion to dismiss from one of notice pleading to a requirement that plaintiffs’ allegations...

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