Tag Archives: Lawsuit

Disney Wants to Be Dropped from Harvey Weinstein Lawsuit


According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Walt Disney Company, which once owned Harvey Weinstein’s film studio Miramax Film, want to be “dismissed from a putative class action brought by alleged victims” of Mr. Weinstein. Disney argues that they should not be liable in this case, but the women suing believe the company “should be held […]


Judge Rejects Disney, Fox, and Paramount’s Motion to Dismiss Copyright Claims in Stolen Tech Lawsuit


While initially approving the dismissal of copyright violation charges leveled against Disney, Fox, and Paramount, a federal judge has now ruled in favor of amended complaints by VFX firm Rearden LLC, and he used comparisons with Google and Napster to make his decision. This ongoing case centers around stolen motion capture technology that has been […]


Discrimination Lawsuit by Former Disney IT Workers Has Been Dropped


A lawyer representing former Walt Disney World information technology employees has just dropped a discrimination suit against Walt Disney Parks & Resorts which has been ongoing since December of 2016. The suit alleged that Disney had required them to train their own overseas replacements, less expensive foreign employees under H-1B visas. In response to the […]


Man Files Negligence Lawsuit Against SeaWorld Claiming Severe Leg Injury


A complaint has been filed with the Orange County Circuit Court accusing SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, LLC of negligence that lead to a Sarasota man’s leg being crushed. The purported incident occurred at the turnstile of SeaWorld Orlando’s Journey to Atlantis just over two years ago, on March 22nd, 2015. Ronald D. Mannarino’s lawsuit alleges […]


Magic Kingdom Guests File Lawsuit Over Alleged Rat Bite in Park


A lawsuit filed on March 19th with the Orange County Circuit Court is claiming that a rat bit a man while he and his wife were visiting the Magic Kingdom‘s Tomorrowland; the couple are seeking more than $15,000 in compensation from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. According to the lawsuit, Galen Haldeman and his wife […]


Studios’ Motion to Dismiss Motion Capture Lawsuit only Partially Succeeds


In mid-July of last year, effects firm Rearden LLC put forth a round of lawsuits against Disney, Fox, and Paramount claiming that the studios used stolen motion capture technology in the creation of feature films and violated copyright, patent, and trademark laws. A judge has now ruled on the studios’ joint motion to dismiss, rejecting […]


Screenwriting Partners Claim Disney Stole Their Idea for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Film


A. Lee Alfred II works as an assistant principal in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but that wasn’t always the way he paid his bills. According to a report in Westword, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Lee Alfred worked as a screenwriter along with a writing partner Ezequiel Martinez. The two are now suing the […]


Redbox Defense Claims Disney Is Restraining Competition to Favor New Streaming Service


A Disney lawsuit aimed at Redbox has just become more complex, as the defense takes an aggressive stance and makes allegations of copyright misuse by the media giant in an effort to weaken competitors. Not only is the suit wandering into unexplored legal territory, it is also colored by the context of Disney’s purchase of […]


Two Federal Agencies Being Sued over SeaWorld Killer Whale Necropsy


It has been over one year since the death of the Tilikum the whale, yet the subject of Blackfish has remained an issue for animal advocacy groups seeking further details regarding the orca’s cause of death. The Animal Welfare Institute is now suing two federal agencies that backed SeaWorld’s refusal to release a full necropsy for […]


Man Suing SeaWorld After Claiming He Was Permanently Injured on a Waterslide in 2015


According to the Florida Record, SeaWorld is being sued for over $15,000 by a man alleging that he was physically injured in their waterpark, Aquatica, because of “an unreasonably dangerous condition” left in the park. After riding down a water slide on June 20, 2015, Aaron Bomer claims his leg hit “a sharp object on […]