Torture and Murder

An appeals court in California upheld the conviction of Blake Leibel, a graphic novelist who tortured and killed his fiancee in 2016. The victim, Iana Kasian, died of extreme blood loss after Leibel ripped apart her scalp. The lower court did not err in admitting into evidence one of Leibel’s graphic novels, the appeals court ruled.

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Seuss-Star Trek Copyright Battleship Makes Landing at Ninth Circuit

Just weeks before graduates receive copies of the Dr. Seuss classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” as graduation gifts, an attorney for the publisher told a Ninth Circuit panel Monday a Star Trek mash-up of the children’s classic violates copyright law and was created to compete in the graduation gift market.

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Ninth Circuit Asked to Time-Travel to Resolve Comic-Con Trademark War

Considering whether to travel back in time 50 years to resolve a trademark question not considered by a jury when it found San Diego Comic-Con’s mark is enforceable, a Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday questioned whether the term “Comic Con” was generic when first used by the decades-old comic convention.

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Stan Lee’s Daughter Files Suit Against His Former Business Partners

The daughter of comic book legend Stan Lee filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles Thursday against the company responsible for marketing his image and intellectual properties, claiming that the founders of the company misappropriated his image and misled Lee into believing he had retained the rights to his name and likeness.

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