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January 3, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Stan Lee Media Inc., an Encino online media company founded by comic book creator Stan Lee, said the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating trading in the company's stock. The company also said it has uncovered evidence of a possible misuse of corporate funds "by some former members of the company's management team." Stan Lee Media, whose founder created such comic book characters as Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk, stopped production and fired most of its staff last month.
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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.
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May 11, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
* Stan Lee Media Inc., an Internet and multimedia company founded by "Spider-Man" co-creator Stan Lee, appointed actor George Hamilton president of its new global branded-entertainment division. Hamilton, best known for his roles in such movies as "Love at First Bite" and "Where the Boys Are," also owns a self-titled production company.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Stan Lee Media Inc., an Encino online media company founded by comic book creator Stan Lee, said the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating trading in the company's stock. The company also said it has uncovered evidence of a possible misuse of corporate funds "by some former members of the company's management team." Stan Lee Media, whose founder created such comic book characters as Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk, stopped production and fired most of its staff last month.
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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
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.
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December 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
The creator of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four found a villain even his fabled creations couldn't beat: the markets. Stan Lee Media Inc., out of time and money, laid off its 140-member staff and suspended production at its Encino headquarters as it struggles to find new financing. The company, named for the man who created The X-Men, The Avengers and other comic book heroes, had secured bridge financing of $2.2 million and an equity line of up to $40 million.
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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.
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.
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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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December 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
The creator of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four found a villain even his fabled creations couldn't beat: the markets. Stan Lee Media Inc., out of time and money, laid off its 140-member staff and suspended production at its Encino headquarters as it struggles to find new financing. The company, named for the man who created The X-Men, The Avengers and other comic book heroes, had secured bridge financing of $2.2 million and an equity line of up to $40 million.
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May 11, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
* Stan Lee Media Inc., an Internet and multimedia company founded by "Spider-Man" co-creator Stan Lee, appointed actor George Hamilton president of its new global branded-entertainment division. Hamilton, best known for his roles in such movies as "Love at First Bite" and "Where the Boys Are," also owns a self-titled production company.
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
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.
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August 11, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Stan Lee Media Inc. co-founder Peter Paul, former executive Stephen Gordon and a third man were sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which claims they manipulated shares of the Encino company. Gordon and Paul enlisted the help of Jeffrey Pittsburg, formerly an executive and part owner at broker-dealer Pittsburg International Inc., to create a "false and misleading appearance" of active trading, the SEC claimed in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
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