Famed trial lawyer Martin Garbus -- whose notable clients have included Lenny Bruce and Don Imus -- has filed a derivative suit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on behalf of four shareholders of Stan Lee Media Inc., against legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, Marvel Entertainment and other individuals. In the suit, Garbus claims the defendants violated his clients' copyrights and improperly pocketed $750 million in proceeds from Marvel-owned franchises like Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men.
Famed Trial Lawyer Enters Marvel's Tangled Legal Web
The American Lawyer
January 30, 2009