Where we last left the SeaWorld Killer Whale OSHA case was that a judge had declined to hear SeaWorld’s appeal and that trainers would not be allowed to be in the water with the animals without a barrier. SeaWorld pointed out in their appeal that… Read More »SeaWorld Takes First Steps Toward Returning Trainers Into Water With Killer Whales
Petitions and lawsuits from disabled guests for Disney to allow access to its theme parks using a Segway are nothing new. Walt Disney World settled its Segway case in Dec 2008. Instead of using a two-wheeled Segway, guests would be offered a four-wheeled alternate assistive… Read More »Court tells Disneyland to Backup Its Segway Ban
SeaWorld is appealing an administrative judge’s opinion on whether the company is violating workplace safety rules when allowing trainers to swim with killer whales at its theme parks. The conservation minded theme park ran into a roadblock when the first stop on the appeals course,… Read More »SeaWorld Faces Setback in Quest to Return Trainers to Water with Shamu
As we reported earlier this week, PETA had filed a lawsuit accusing SeaWorld’s Orlando and San Diego parks of treating its killer whales as slaves. We felt the lawsuit was ridiculous on its face. SeaWorld officials called the lawsuit frivolous. Now a Federal Court has… Read More »Lawsuit Accusing SeaWorld of Enslaving Killer Whales Dismissed
Last week a fascinating show was aired on WMFE.org, the Central Florida NPR station, that looked at what SeaWorld needs to do to complete its recovery from the twin blows of a deflated economy and the death of a trainer who was attacked by the… Read More »What must SeaWorld Do To Fix Shamu Show, Parks?
I’m not going to pretend to know much about California or Florida consumer safety laws, especially when it comes to safe lead levels in paint and other materials. However, the group known as the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation claims they do know and that Disney’s… Read More »Group Targets Disney’s Theme Parks for Potential Lead Poisoning
A judge has dropped a lawsuit against Marvel by the heirs of Jack Kirby. The suit was based on the fact that Kirby’s work, including the creation of many of Marvel’s main superheroes, was done on a work-for-hire basis and therefore there is no secondary… Read More »Disney Wins Big In Marvel Lawsuit
Last July a jury ruled against Disney and for Celador International in a case that was billed as a defeat of Hollywood style studio accounting. Disney maintains that they did not owe Celador a share of the profits in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire… Read More »Disney to appeal $319 million Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Lawsuit Judgement