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October 16, 2007

Not Comics: Hillary Clinton’s Removal From SLM-Related Case Upheld

An article in the San Diego Union-Tribune brings word that an appellate court upheld a lower court's decision removing presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as the defendant in a lawsuit brought by former Stan Lee Media principal figure Peter Paul. Paul claims that he financed a now notorious 2000 fundraiser for Clinton in California hosted by Stan Lee because Paul had been promised that then President Bill Clinton would join the board of Stan Lee Media after leaving office. At issue is a discrepancy in the cost of the fundraiser and how that was reported on election records, which I believe was also what was at issue in the David Rosen criminal trial they describe.

Paul told the paper he will consider appealing to California's Supreme Court and that he doesn't care if the current New York senator is the defendant, he just wants Mrs. Clinton to appear as a material witness. Against whom I'm not entirely certain.

As you may recall, this is not the only ongoing legal matter concerning Stan Lee's storied, failed media company.

Related: a profile of Paul that looks like it was filed just before the court's decision.
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