If Disney’s lawsuit succeeds, it could fix everything – WFTV

ORLANDO, Florida— Editor’s Note: This story is available through a content partnership between WFTV and the Orlando Business Journal.

The Walt Disney Co. lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, if successful for the theme park giant, could undo much of what happened last year.

Read: Disney v. DeSantis: Here’s a timeline of the battle between the Florida governor and the theme park giant

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on April 26, names DeSantis, acting secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Meredith Ivey, John Classe, administrator of the Florida Tourism Oversight District. Central Florida, and five board members Martin Garcia, Michael Sasso, Brian Aungst Jr., Ron Peri and Bridget Ziegler as defendants.

These are the violations Disney’s lawsuit claims

Disney claims the state violated the Contracts Clause, the Revenue Clause, the Due Process Clause, and the First Amendment, but, if successful, the company also seeks to “declare that Senate Bill 4C [which aimed to dissolve Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District] and House Bill 9B [which replaced the former bill and created the new district board instead] are illegal and unenforceable”.

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