Suit Against Marvel Exec Over Hate Mail Campaign Tossed

By Carolina Bolado (September 29, 2021, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A Florida judge has ended a long-running fight between Marvel Entertainment Chairman Ike Perlmutter and a neighbor who accused the executive of running a hate mail campaign against him, finding there is no evidence Perlmutter orchestrated the campaign.

In a series of orders issued Tuesday and Wednesday in the four lawsuits spanning the dispute, Judge Cymonie Rowe granted summary judgment to Perlmutter and his wife, Laura, who had been accused by Canadian businessman Harold Peerenboom, their neighbor in Palm Beach, of launching a smear campaign against him.

Evidence turned up in the litigation showed David Smith, Peerenboom's former employee, was behind...

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