Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, spoke to the Daily Journal for an article on Stan Lee’s death and how it may bring about several legal battles.
The publication noted that the renowned comic book writer, editor and publisher passed away at the age of 95 and that his death could lead to several legal disputes. With intellectual property rights and estate rights available, individuals may come forward to stake their claim as rightful recipients of Lee’s assets.
Jacobs said that he expects the prevalent press coverage of elder abuse and undue influence to affect estate battles and that “these stories may create some question of legitimacy in favor [of potential legal challenges].”
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