Remember the debacle between Marvel Ghost Rioder co-creator Gary Friedrich from a while back? The Hollywood Reporter has the latest scoop on the legal proceedings. The last time we updated about this Friedrich owed thousands of dollars to Marvel for selling Ghost Rider goods at comic conventions. The case asked that he no longer advertise himself as the co-creator of Ghost Rider. Now the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has overthrown the initial ruling. Apparently the contracts that Friedrich signed at the time are ambiguous.
The nicest part of this ordeal is that Friedrich does not have to pay up the big bucks any time soon. The case is expected to go to full trial to decide whether Friedrich has an ownership stake in Ghost Rider. Whether Marvel will risk the negative publicity and bucks is yet to be seen.