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October 10, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
This post has been updated. See below for details. Stan Lee Media, an Internet company that shut down more than a decade ago and has been mired in litigation ever since, has filed a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Colorado, where Stan Lee Media -- co-founded by the famous Marvel Comics writer, who is no longer an officer of the company -- is headquartered....
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October 11, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting a new BlackBerry. The Skinny: My BlackBerry is on the fritz and needs to be replaced and no, I don't want an iPhone. Some great baseball last night, even if none of the teams I wanted won. So come on Detroit, Baltimore and D.C., lets get it together today. Thursday's headlines include a look at the surprising success of "Expendables 2" in China, the growth of regional sports channels and a review of the CW's remake of "Beauty and the Beast.
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BUSINESS
July 22, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Peter Paul, who co-founded Stan Lee Media Inc. with Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, on Thursday settled a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit accusing him of manipulating the company's stock. Paul, without admitting wrongdoing, agreed to refrain from future securities law violations and not to serve as an officer or director of a public company, the SEC said in a statement.
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October 10, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
This post has been updated. See below for details. Stan Lee Media, an Internet company that shut down more than a decade ago and has been mired in litigation ever since, has filed a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Colorado, where Stan Lee Media -- co-founded by the famous Marvel Comics writer, who is no longer an officer of the company -- is headquartered....
BUSINESS
August 6, 2003 | From a Times staff writer
A former Merrill Lynch & Co. financial consultant was sentenced to two years in federal prison for helping his brother carry out a check-kiting scheme at Encino-based Stan Lee Media, which has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Jonathan Gordon, 45, of Malibu, must also pay $1.2 million restitution. Gordon's brother, Stephen, 52, was sentenced Monday to 6 1/2 years in prison. A third defendant, Peter F. Paul, 54, is under arrest in Brazil.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2001
Authorities arrested fugitive fraud suspect Peter F. Paul, who co-founded online animation firm Stan Lee Media, at the airport in Sao Paolo, Brazil, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors in Los Angeles also unsealed new criminal charges against Paul and Stephen M. Gordon, Stan Lee Media's former executive vice president. The criminal complaint alleges the two defrauded the firm and U.S. Bancorp out of $1.3 million last November.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Stan Lee Media Inc., an online media company founded by comic book creator Stan Lee, said it filed for bankruptcy protection and will try to sell itself. The Encino-based company has had discussions with several potential buyers and investors since mid-December, Chief Executive Kenneth Williams said. Most said they preferred to complete any transaction "under the protection of the courts," he said.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Stan Lee Media Inc., an Internet and multimedia entertainment company founded by legendary "Spider-Man" co-creator Stan Lee, has sued San Francisco firefighter Stanley Lee in a domain name and trademark battle. Stan Lee Media, which has domain names http://www.stanleemedia.com and http://www.stanlee.net, is using the Web to present its interactive comic book and action-hero entertainment products, according to the suit.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A former executive of Stan Lee Media was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in federal prison Monday for taking part in a check-kiting scheme that preceded the Encino-based company's collapse in early 2001. During a lengthy sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz in Los Angeles, former Executive Vice President Stephen M. Gordon, 52, of Sherman Oaks, insisted that he was duped by his superiors into signing his name on more than $5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1999
Stan Lee Media Inc., Encino, announced it has filed for SmallCap listing with Nasdaq. The company was established in January by Spiderman comics creator Stan Lee as an Internet-based production, marketing and distribution vehicle for Lee's superhero characters.
BUSINESS
January 27, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Marvel Entertainment Inc., maker of the movie "Iron Man," and comic book creator Stan Lee were sued by Stan Lee Media Inc. stockholders over ownership of assets including the Spider-Man and Incredible Hulk characters. Shareholders who included Jose Abadin and Nelson Thall, suing on behalf of Stan Lee Media, asked for damages of $750 million in a complaint in Manhattan federal court. They alleged they were harmed after Marvel and Lee transferred ownership of Lee's creations from Stan Lee Media to Marvel.
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December 5, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
A judge says the time has passed for a businessman to bring a lawsuit against President Clinton over an alleged business dealing. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz on Thursday dismissed Clinton as a defendant in a civil suit filed in 2003 by businessman and one-time Clinton fundraiser Peter F. Paul. Munoz said the statute of limitations had run out on Paul's claims. Paul alleged that Clinton interfered with his business dealings with a Japanese businessman, which led to the collapse of Stan Lee Media, a company started with comic book legend Stan Lee. Paul's attorney said her client didn't learn of Clinton's actions until later, and the statute of limitations should be extended because Paul was incarcerated for part of that time on stock fraud charges.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Peter Paul, who co-founded Stan Lee Media Inc. with Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, on Thursday settled a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit accusing him of manipulating the company's stock. Paul, without admitting wrongdoing, agreed to refrain from future securities law violations and not to serve as an officer or director of a public company, the SEC said in a statement.
MAGAZINE
April 17, 2005 | JANET KINOSIAN
For Stan Lee, golfing in Florida is out of the question. At 82, the force behind Marvel Comics' golden era and the creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Incredible Hulk has plenty more superheroes to unleash on the world. Profiled by the Los Angeles Times Magazine in 2000 as he launched Stan Lee Media, an ambitious Internet entertainment venture, Lee has since weathered the company's bankruptcy and a financial scandal that saw its officers facing federal criminal charges.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Peter Paul, who co-founded Stan Lee Media Inc. with comic book legend Stan Lee, has pleaded guilty to bilking investors out of $25 million, federal prosecutors said. Paul, 56, pleaded guilty in federal court in Central Islip, N.Y., to leading a scheme to manipulate the share price of the defunct Encino-based company, including transactions in which Paul secretly borrowed money using the stock as collateral. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2003 | Michael Cieply and James Bates, Times Staff Writers
The Securities and Exchange Commission has joined a growing federal investigation of events connected with the 2001 collapse of Web firm Stan Lee Media, according to people familiar with the probe. In the last several weeks, SEC investigators in Los Angeles have begun conducting witness interviews and reviewing documents surrounding the company, the sources said. A spokeswoman for the SEC said the agency could neither confirm nor deny any investigation.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1999 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Web software maker Macromedia Inc. said Monday it will invest $5 million for a 6% stake in Stan Lee Media. As part of the deal, Macromedia Chief Executive Rob Burgess will get a seat on the board of the Los Angeles company run by Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man. Macromedia's Shockwave unit will offer weekly episodes of Lee's new animated series on its Web site beginning in January, Burgess said. Macromedia had 4.22 million visitors to its site in September, according to Media Metrix.
BUSINESS
September 16, 2003 | From Reuters
Federal authorities in New York said Monday they had completed the extradition from Brazil of Peter Paul, co-founder of defunct online entertainment company Stan Lee Media, to face conspiracy and securities fraud charges. Paul left the U.S. in late 2000 or early 2001 and was arrested in Brazil in August 2001 and was held in a Brazilian prison. In July the Brazilian Supreme Court ordered his return to the U.S. to face charges.
BUSINESS
September 16, 2003 | From Reuters
Federal authorities in New York said Monday they had completed the extradition from Brazil of Peter Paul, co-founder of defunct online entertainment company Stan Lee Media, to face conspiracy and securities fraud charges. Paul left the U.S. in late 2000 or early 2001 and was arrested in Brazil in August 2001 and was held in a Brazilian prison. In July the Brazilian Supreme Court ordered his return to the U.S. to face charges.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2003 | From a Times staff writer
A former Merrill Lynch & Co. financial consultant was sentenced to two years in federal prison for helping his brother carry out a check-kiting scheme at Encino-based Stan Lee Media, which has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Jonathan Gordon, 45, of Malibu, must also pay $1.2 million restitution. Gordon's brother, Stephen, 52, was sentenced Monday to 6 1/2 years in prison. A third defendant, Peter F. Paul, 54, is under arrest in Brazil.
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