Gary Friedrich & Marvel: Fact vs Rumour
In early January Friedich’s lawyers wrote to the court asking for leniency and explaining his financial situation, including the $100,000+ that he now owes in legal fees – you can see this letter here. As such Marvel were well aware of his current situation but instead decided to go for the cash. They could still waive this, even now, but have remained silent on the issue. Marvel would rightly feel aggrieved about Gary bringing action against them, and it’s cost them a lot to defend it, in the same way that it’s cost Gary a lot to mount the action. Undertaking such actions is always a roll of the dice, and, sadly, the courts don’t always look at what’s fair, only what’s legal.