Comics Legend Stan Lee Wins Round in Lawsuit

Good for Mr. Lee. He created the damn character in the first place - why shouldn't he get a cut of the stupendous cash payout? - Comics Legend Stan Lee Wins Round in Lawsuit

A judge in Manhattan federal court has ruled that Mr. [Stan] Lee, chairman emeritus at the comic-book publisher, is entitled to 10% of the profits from movie and television productions involving Marvel characters, as well as movie-related toys manufactured and sold by the company itself.

It also determined that a claim to share profits from Marvel's ventures with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Studios to produce Spider-Man and Incredible Hulk merchandise will have to be resolved by jury verdict.

“This is pretty much a sweeping victory for us,” said Mr. Lee's attorney, Howard Graff, of the firm Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky of New York.

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