I hadn't followed this case at all. Friedrich was foolish to pursue it, given we already had the example of Marv Wolfman trying to get a piece of Blade. But how do they figure Friedrich owes Marvel $17K for copyright infringement? Selling GR stuff at conventions or something?
"The trouble with being a ghost writer or artist is that you must remain anonymous without credit.
If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator." — Bob Kane