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Disney Asks Court to Dismiss FL Gov. DeSantis’ Oversight Board Lawsuit

Disney Asks Court to Dismiss FL Gov. DeSantis' Oversight Board Lawsuit TWDC-logo Disney Earnings Call

According to an article on CNBC, The Walt Disney Company has asked a Florida judge to dismiss a lawsuit that the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District filed.

The court filing argues that the lawsuit has been rendered moot after [Florida Governor Ron] DeSantis signed a bill that voided Disney’s development deals, which are at now at the center of the long-running conflict between Disney and the Republican governor. 

By signing that legislation, DeSantis essentially carried out the same action that the board is asking the court to take, Disney argued.


In the filing, Disney’s lawyers wrote that “the governor’s move makes any order this Court could issue — in either party’s favor — legally irrelevant.”

Last week, Disney expanded their original (Federal) lawsuit, stating that it appears there is no intent on the Governor’s part to slow down its politically-motivated retaliatory campaign. This happened after last week’s Republican-led legislation targeted their monorail system that transports guests to EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, and nearby resorts.

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