California Lawyer


June 2013

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"He is known worldwide for his super-human abilities: 'faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.' Yet for all his incredible abilities, and his commitment to creating a more peaceful world, Superman has generated bitter financial disputes and frequent litigation."

- Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt explaining at the outset of his opinion in DC Comics v. Pacific Pictures Corp. (706 F.3d 1009 (9th Cir. 2013)) that the Man of Steel - a legacy of Action Comics, first published in 1938 - continues to spawn litigation.

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