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DC Comics hires big gun in Siegel suit

Newsarama is reporting that DC Comics has replaced their “local outside counsel with Los Angeles “Super Lawyer” Daniel Petrocelli.”

Time Warner’s decision to bring on such a high-profile litigator as its new outside counsel would seem to signal that the company does not expect a settlement with the Siegel family in the foreseeable future. It’s equally possible that the hire is itself a negotiation tactic, as it’s not unusual for a party in a lawsuit to bring in big name counsel in an attempt to intimidate a seemingly intractable opponent.

Community Comments

#1 LOUIS FINEBERG
March/2/2010
@ 7:42 pm

IF IT WAS NOT FOR SIEGEL AND SHUSTER THERE
WOULD NOT BE A DC COMICS TODAY.

#2 Howard Tayler
March/3/2010
@ 8:51 am

Yeah, but by that logic kids would never sue their parents…

#3 LOUIS FINEBERG
March/3/2010
@ 4:54 pm

FORGET ABOUT LOGIC, JUST DO WHAT IS RIGHT.

#4 Ted Dawson
March/4/2010
@ 8:27 am

And now Jack Kirby’s kin are attempting to get Marvel to do the right thing as well.

#5 LOUIS FINEBERG
March/4/2010
@ 7:33 pm

I HOPE THAT MARVEL WILL DO THE RIGHT THING

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