Joanne Siegel et al v. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc et al

Filing 660

JUDGMENT PURSUANT TO FRCP 54(b) on the First Claim of the Third Amended Complaint, and the First, Second, Third and Fourth Counterclaims of the Second Amended Counterclaims by Judge Otis D Wright, II. (see document for detailed specifics). (lc)

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Joanne Siegel et al v. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc et al Doc. 660 1 Marc Toberoff (State Bar No. 188547) 2 Nicholas C. Williamson (State Bar No. 231124) 3 Keith G. Adams (State Bar No. 240497) 4 TOBEROFF & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 5 Los Angeles, California, 90067 6 Fax: mtoberoff@ipwla.com nwilliamson@ipwla.com kgadams@ipwla.com 2049 Century Park East, Suite 3630 Telephone: (310) 246-3333 (310) 246-3101 Laura Siegel Larson 7 Attorneys for Plaintiff, 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA - WESTERN DIVISION Case No: CV 04-8400 ODW (RZx) JOANNE SIEGEL, an individual; and LAURA SIEGEL LARSON, an Hon. Otis D. Wright II, U.S.D.J. individual, JUDGMENT PURSUANT TO Plaintiffs, FED. R. CIV. P. 54(B) vs. Complaint filed: October 8, 2004 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT Trial Date: None Set INC., a corporation; DC COMICS, a Date: March 21, 2011 Time: 1:30 p.m. general partnership; and DOES 1-10, Place: Courtroom 11 Defendants. DC COMICS, Counterclaimant, vs. 22 JOANNE SIEGEL, an individual; and 23 individual, 24 25 26 27 28 LAURA SIEGEL LARSON, an Counterclaim Defendants. JUDGMENT Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 JUDGMENT Based upon this Court's Orders dated March 26, 2008 (Docket No. 293), 3 August 12, 2009 (Docket No. 560), and October 30, 2009 (Docket No. 595), and the 4 Court's March 15, 2011 order granting Plaintiff's Motion For Entry of a Partial 5 Judgment Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b), 6 IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that pursuant to the Copyright Act, 17 7 U.S.C. 304(c), Plaintiffs validly terminated on April 16, 1999 all prior grants, 8 assignments or transfers to any of the Defendants and any of their predecessors-in9 interest, of the renewal copyrights in and to Action Comics, No. 1, as well as Action 10 Comics, No. 4, Superman, No. 1 (pages 3-6), and the first two weeks of Superman 11 newspaper strips, and that as of April 17, 1999, Plaintiff owned and continues to own 12 fifty percent (50%) of the aforesaid recaptured copyrights. 13 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that counterclaimant DC 14 Comics' First Counterclaim, which sought to invalidate the Termination, is DENIED 15 for the reasons set forth in the Court's March 26, 2008 order. . 16 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Second 17 Counterclaim is DENIED, as Plaintiff's claims for declaratory relief were brought 18 within the relevant statute of limitations period. 19 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Third and Fourth 20 Counterclaims are DENIED, as the parties did not enter into a settlement agreement. 21 IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that, finding no just reason for delay, the 22 Court's Orders dated March 26, 2008 (Docket No. 293), August 12, 2009 (Docket 23 No. 560), and October 30, 2009 (Docket No. 595) are CERTIFIED AS FINAL, and 24 JUDGMENT IN THIS ACTION IS HEREBY ENTERED PURSUANT TO FED. R. 25 CIV. P. 54(b) on the First Claim of the Third Amended Complaint, and the First, 26 Second, Third and Fourth Counterclaims of the Second Amended Counterclaims. 27 Dated: March 15, 2011 28 ________________________ Hon. Otis D. Wright II 1 JUDGMENT

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