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Hollywood Docket: Marvel v. Jack Kirby; Chris Brown Restraining Order Softened; Nacho Cheese at Disney World

Law buzz this morning...

  • Marvel Entertainment wants a judge to exclusively focus on whether or not the Jack Kirby estate successfully terminated copyright grants to comic book characters such as the Fantastic Four, X-Men and the Incredible Hulk and not have the case go before a jury at trial. [Trademark Blog]
  • MCD Productions is attempting to enforce a $3 million foreign judgement against Prince for canceling a 2008 concert in Ireland. [RadarOnline]
  • Rihanna has agreed to soften a restraining order against Chris Brown that keeps the two singers apart but apparently allows Brown to attend the Grammy Awards on Sunday. [EOnline]
  • Today in Lindsay Lohan news: Her lawyer says she would consider a no-jail plea deal. [CNN]
  • A Fordham law student tackles the question of whether trademarks featured in fiction, like Homer Simpson's favored "Duff Beer," can be protected. [ELR]
  • Disney World always prompts unusual lawsuits. The latest: San Diego parents who say their young sun suffered "severe burns" from scalding hot nacho cheese at the entertainment resort. [Orlando Sentinel]