$1M Sanction Against Stan Lee’s Daughter Is Reversed by the Ninth Circuit

$1M Sanction Against Stan Lee’s Daughter Is Reversed by the Ninth Circuit

By Steven T. Lowe / March 3, 2022

On December 6, 2021, the Ninth Circuit refused to back a ruling from a California judge that the daughter of the late Marvel comic book writer, Stan Lee, deserved to be sanctioned $1 million for her failed lawsuit against a company her father co-founded, concerning ownership of her father’s name and likeness. JC Lee accused…

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9th Circuit Reverses Class Certification in Fight Over Bootleg Recordings

By Steven T. Lowe / March 1, 2022

On January 4, 2022, the Ninth Circuit overturned a lower court’s decision to certify two classes of performers and musicians who sued online concert archive Wolfgang’s Vault for alleged copyright infringement, finding that “individual issues predominate over the ones affecting the proposed classes.” In an unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel said that musician Greg Kihn,…

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