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DC COMICS, Plaintiff, v. PACIFIC PICTURES CORPORATION, IP WORLDWIDE, LLC, IPW, LLC, MARC TOBEROFF, MARK WARREN PEARY, as personal representative of the ESTATE OF JOSEPH SHUSTER, JOANNE SIEGEL, LAURA SIEGEL LARSON

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Now that the order granting part of the Superman copyright to Laura Siegel and the Shuster family has been ratified in court, the question is exactly who does benefit the most, in a financial sense. If you said that Laura Siegel does then you'd be wrong, very, very wrong. The one person who does benefit the most is none other than the lead lawyer, Marc Toberoff.


On May 10, 2010, a suit was filed detailing the exact carve up of the potential non-DC Superman copyright. Whereas the carve up was, originally, 50% to the Siegels and 50% to the Shuster estate, the reality is that it's now completely different. The suit detailed who now owns what and featured a detailed time-line which had the DC lawyers running to file. The document that launched it all is called the "Superman – Marc Toberoff Timeline" and was prepared by an ex-employee of Toberoff, and submitted to DC in 2008. According to the court filing, Toberoff, "…asserted to the federal court that it was pr…