On Friday, a judge shut down a restraining order implemented by an attorney formerly representing Stan Lee against one of his former cohorts. In a courtroom in Los Angeles, Tom Lallas, one of Stan’s old lawyers, asked for a thirty-day extension of the restraining order he had received against Keya Morgan, formerly one of Stan’s personal advisers. Lee had accused Keya of trying to take advantage of Lee in his fragile state.
Ruth Kleman, the Superior Court Judge in the case, said her only concern was who has the right to represent Lee. Reportedly, Stan’s family is fighting against his former lawyer for the right to represent him and his financial interests.
She got rid of the restraining order, filed by Mr. Lallas against Keya Morgan, as a result. Lee’s daughter, JC Lee, is Stan’s only child, and she supposedly smiled as the judge refused to recognize Mr. Lallas as Stan’s legal counsel.
Reportedly, Keya Morgan is being accused of elder-abuse, for allegedly taking advantage of Mr. Lee throughout their working relationship. Stan said in court that he had fired Lallas previously and didn’t want to be represented by him.
The court document claims Stan is upset at Lallas for a number of reasons, including the fact that Lallas told the public of his ailing health, something Stan didn’t approve.
The news of the court hearing comes after Stan’s wife, Joan Lee, died after seventy years. Since then, Stan’s relatives have been fighting over the rights for creations such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, as well as The Avengers.
Outside the court, Lallas told reporters that he could act on the comic book creator’s behalf, but either way, was pleased to know that Keya Morgan wouldn’t be allowed near him anymore.
When reporters reached out to Keya Morgan for comment, his spokesperson said that he was currently working in the Big Apple on another movie.