Gary Friedrich Enterprises, LLC. et al v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. et al: The Judgement
Friedrich claimed, under oath, that he could have easily given the Ghost Rider concept to Skywald, a company where he created Hell Rider with Ross Andru and Mike Esposito, but didn't. The irony is two fold - if he had created Ghost Rider for Skywald then he would have surely owned it by now, but it'd not be the same character that it became and, without the clout of Marvel Comics, it'd not have become as popular, nor as financially lucrative, as it is now. This now leaves Friedrich in the position of having to undergo settlement discussions with Marvel in the next few days, and the coming weeks shall see he and Marvel attempting to resolve any counter-claims that were filed and to complete any discovery, if need be. Hopefully Marvel will go easy on Friedrich, after all with the impending Ghost Rider sequel about to be released, again starring Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, it's not like they need any money that he might have.
Here's the complete judgement.