Stan Lee East Coast Update: There Isn’t One

The case of Abadin et al v. Marvel Characters, Inc. et al. was filed almost two months ago. After the initial flurry of filings and press releases, there have been very few developments in this case, which pits Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee against shareholders in Stan Lee Media, Inc. (SLMI). The last filing of any consequence was a consent order for substitution of counsel (Martin Garbus, who is the lawyer for the plaintiffs, joined the Eaton and Van Winkle as a partner) on March 31, 2009. At this pace, this litigation will drag on for a very long time.