Ben Wicks cartoon custody update

From the Sequential blog comes news that the legal suit to have Ben Wicks abandoned cartoons returned to the family has come to a close. The Toronto Star sits down with Ben’s daughter and from the Sudbury Star comes news that the judge’s decision probably won’t be made for a few weeks.

A snippet from the Star:

The trial heard that Wicks used a “file by pile” method. The case also heard that his son Vincent never put garbage in his garage, which was used mostly for storage.

The Superior Court judge in the case, Thomas Lederer, reserved his decision, expected within a few weeks.

The case centres on the legal definition of abandonment.

Lederer warned the defendants that “the onus is very high here to prove specific intent” to abandon the drawings, either expressly or by inference.