The Siegel estate's fight for the rights to Superman ain't over yet

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Mar 4, 2013, 5:54 PM EST

The Battle for the family of El rages on.

As we mentioned last month, Siegel attorney Marc Toberoff still has more cards up his sleeve regarding copyright for the Man of Steel. Although they've been kicked back down to a lower federal court, Toberoff has officially continued his crusade.

DC failed to perform or to even tender performance by March 31, 2002, the date agreed upon. DC anticipatorily breached by instead demanding unacceptable new and revised terms as a condition to its performance; accordingly, the Siegels rescinded the agreement, and DC abandoned the agreement.

Toberoff is also looking to reintroduce the idea that the Copyright Act prevents the anticipatory transfer of terminated rights through contractsm a tactic that has worked for him once prior with regard to the popular canine franchise, Lassie.

After eight years, however, this may be nothing more than fighting a losing battle. With Man of Steel due out in theaters imminently, Warner Bros. Studios has gone on record saying, "After over eight years of litigation, the Siegel Superman and Superboy Cases can and should now come to an end."

What do you think? Is it time to throw in the towel, has Toberoff taken this too far, or should the fight for Superman rage on?

(via Bleeding Cool)