An elder abuse case against Stan Lee's estate and former counsel was dismissed.
Before Lee's death on Nov. 12, 2018, a lawsuit accused his ex-business manager Jerardo Olivarez of stealing $1.4 million. Lee's attorney, Uri Litvak, joined the action afterwards. The statute of limitations for Litvak's claimed offense expired this week.
Lee's daughter asserted that Litvak represented her father after the complaint was filed, stopping the statute of limitations.
Litvak provided a letter from Lee claiming discharge in court. Arbitrator David Brickner dismissed Lee's estate's claim that Litvak represented Lee until 2021.
Lee's 2018 response to his daughter's elder abuse charges disrupted their relationship. Lee mentioned her in a declaration stating that money-hungry people were manipulating her.
Former publicist Olivarez took $1.4 million from him, he said. Lee also obtained a restraining order against his former business manager, Keya Morgan. He said his daughter Joan was cooperating with them against his will.
The comic book legend supported his daughter.Over the years, the Marvel Comics legend battled pneumonia and visual problems.