McFarlane Twists In The Wind
Submitted by Uncle Ghastly on July 11, 2004 - 12:45
Love him or hate him, you have to be feeling a little sorry for Todd McFarlane after being hit with a $15 million judgement in a lawsuit filed against him by "the toughest guy in hockey," Tony Twist.
The Saint Louis Circuit Court jury found that McFarlane's naming of his fictional mob boss, Antonio Twistelli (a.k.a. Tony Twist), was motivated by financial gain and infringed on the rights of the real Tony Twist. This is the second time McFarlane and Twist wind up in court, after the Missouri Supreme Court ordered a new trial last year (the appeals court had previously ruled in McFarlane's favor). McFarlane's lawyers vowed to appeal the ruling.