Magistrate in Jawbreakers Lawsuit Recommends Trial Proceeds

As previously covered, Richard C Meyer has sued Marvel Comics writer Mark Waid on two causes of action.

 

  • Defamation for statements Mr. Waid allegedly said on Twitter and at a comic show in Houston
  • Tortious interference with a contract between Mr. Meyer and Antarctic Press to publish Mr. Meyer’s book, Jawbreakers. 

 

Mr. Waid’s attorney, Mark Zaid, filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction as Mr. Waid is not a Texas resident. Texas is where Meyer is pursuing the case. A federal magistrate has reviewed the case and issued a recommendation for it to proceed on the tortious interference cause of action, but recommended the defamation cause of action be dismissed. 

 

Mr. Meyer’s attorney has filed a response to the magistrate’s recommendation noting that he referenced Mr. Waid’s alleged defamatory conduct as being only on Twitter when additional statements were made at a comic festival in Houston. The local judge has decided to allow Meyer’s team to amend the lawsuit to better state the defamation cause of action as referencing events occurring in the State of Texas. 

This is all very good news for Richard Meyer, as I outline in my video below.

 

 

Preston Poulter

Preston Poulter

I was Executive Producer for "Standoff at Sparrow Creek" which you can watch right now on Amazon Prime. I'm currently producing another movie this year. I also created the comic books, "White Lily" and "Guinevere and the Divinity Factory". Learn more about Pocket Jacks Comics and what we do and be sure to check out my Youtube channel for even more reviews.