Superman Rights Trial Hands Warner Bros. Another Win

This Tuesday, April 2, 2013 photo shows oversized Superman comic book pages displayed on a fence outside of what was once Joe Shuster's boyhood home in Cleveland. Superman collaborators Jerry Siegel and Shuster lived several blocks apart in the Glenville neighborhood which shaped their lives, dreams for the future and their imagery of the Man of Steel. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Warner Bros. have added another win to their column in the long-running (and likely ongoing) battle over the rights to Superman, Deadline reports.

You can read the ruling here.

"In this appeal, we address another chapter in the long-running saga regarding the ownership of copyrights in Superman — a story almost as old as the Man of Steel himself," noted the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in its ruling, which determined that Marc Toberoff, the attorney for the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster estates, was legally in the wrong for failing to properly notify the court system of his intentions to enter into a business relationship with his clients and produce original Superman content with them had the copyright termination notices filed about a decade ago by each of the estates been offered.

"We note that their failure (and that of Toberoff, their attorney and business partner) to disclose this information in the 2003 notice of termination itself appears to violate the relevant regulations governing notices of termination," the Court of Appeals said in a 2-1 split decision.