‘Superman’ Lawyer Looks to SLAPP Away a Warner Bros. Lawsuit on Appeal

Jul 05, 12

The Hollywood Reporter recently published an article about a legal battle over the rights of the Superman franchise:

“In the ongoing war over the rights to the Superman franchise, Marc Toberoff has scored a small win as he prepares for an important hearing against Warner Bros. at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Warners is suing Toberoff for tortious interference emanating from his efforts with the estate of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel to execute a copyright termination notice on the property.

Toberoff responded by filing an anti-SLAPP motion to strike Warners’ lawsuit, arguing that it amounted to an attempt to interfere with his client’s First Amendment right to petition. A district court denied the motion, saying Toberoff’s activity wasn’t covered, leading Toberoff to make a challenge at the 9th Circuit.”

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/superman-lawsuit-warner-bros-marc-toberoff-341785

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