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May 6, 2014

Go, Read: Supreme Court To Decide On Hearing Jack Kirby Case Or Not On May 15 In Private Conference

Dominic Patten at Deadline has a succinct write-up here on the next step in the ongoing saga of Lisa Kirby, Neal Kirby, Susan Kirby and Barbara Kirby to secure legal recognition that work in the late 1950s and early 1960s by their family patriarch, the late Jack Kirby, was not done according to work for hire standards -- with all the standard implications one might expect for securing a piece of the copyrights involved. Kevin Melrose explained the motion's strategy engaging the "instance and expense" standard back when the filing was made in March. Patten notes that Marvel declined to file a response and won't until they're asked to do so by the court, suggesting that this may not be the best strategy but is also understandable given the merciless wave of defeats the Kirby Family has seen thus far.

As always I wish for the best possible outcome while granting that we're far more likely to see, if we're lucky, the appropriate legal outcome.
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