Venable LLP represented Will Ferrell in the matter.
Judge Elizabeth R. Feffer in the Superior Court in California threw out lawsuit (SLAPP) filed against the actor Will Ferrell and the site Funny or Die, Inc.
The Plaintiff was Steven Yearwood.
Plaintiff is a vexatious litigant whose hobby is suing celebrities for kicks. This is exactly the sort of abuse that the anti-SLAPP statute was intended to protect against.
Funny Or Die is an Emmy-winning leader in comedy entertainment, combining Hollywood artistry with Silicon Valley innovation to deliver cutting-edge content across a rapidly expanding distribution network. Cofounded in 2007 by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Funny Or Die is now the number-one comedy brand across digital, social, and mobile. We produce TV shows for major networks including Comedy Central, HBO, and FUSE; host nationwide comedy tours featuring top performers; and create highly engaging original content enjoyed by millions on a daily basis.
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Law Firms: Venable LLP;
Clients: Will Ferrell;