Attorneys for Ron DeSantis argued in a filing Monday that the Florida governor is immune from the Walt Disney Co. lawsuit. against him after he wrongly selected the leadership of their specially managed Reedy Creek District.
The motion to dismiss alleges that while the lawsuit was brought nationwide, it is not legitimate and that the federal district court where the lawsuit was filed lacks jurisdiction over the case.
DeSantis took charge of the Reedy Creek Improvement Area earlier this 12 months, appointing his personal counsel to oversee activities on the country covering practically 30 square miles of Orange and Oskeola counties in Orlando, Florida.
The newly formed Central Florida Tourism Control District will now be responsible for paying all Florida taxes and will not be able to police itself, DeSantis promised, removing the previous board.
Attorneys for presidential candidate Ron DeSantis filed a motion asking the federal government to dismiss Disney’s lawsuit against the Florida governor.
Disney Co. immediately moved to sue DeSantis for not now having control over the land where the Disney World parks and resorts are located. The company claimed it was the influence seized by their constant feuding governor.
While Disney made headlines for suing the governor, Disney — like many litigants in the past who have challenged Florida’s legal guidelines — has no reason to do so. Neither the governor nor the secretary (of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity) are enforcing any of the legal guidelines, so Disney has no standing to sue them,” DeSantis’ attorneys wrote about their motion.
They found Disney’s lawsuit “meritless for a number of reasons.”
Disney’s conflict with DeSantis began last 12 months when the then-CEO spoke out against the governor over his parents’ right to education bill, which critics dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
The measure prohibits classroom instruction of sexual orientation or gender identity or dialogue between college students in kindergarten through third grade. This legislation was extended to sixth form in the previous 12 months.
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