Following a procedural error, Disney’s proposed narrowing of the scope of its federal lawsuit has taken a step forward. Earlier this month Disney filed a proposal to narrow the scope of its federal lawsuit from five alleged violations down to a single First Amendment violation. Disney has moved the other alleged violations to a countersuit in state court.
The judge in the federal case did not allow Disney’s proposed narrowing of the lawsuit due to a procedural issue where Disney did not confer with opposing counsel. Now, a spokesperson for the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District says that the District has conferred with Disney and accepted the narrowing of the lawsuit scope.
After accepting Disney’s proposal, district spokesman Alexei Woltornist released the following statement:
We are pleased that Disney backtracked on these legal claims against the district in their federal case. Disney’s latest legal move puts them in line with the position of what the district has been advocating for months now: that these matters should be decided in state court. We hope this helps expedite justice for the people of Florida.
Disney did not immediately return a request for comment by BlogMickey.com, but we will update this article if they do offer a statement.
It was not immediately clear if other defendants in the case, specifically Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and other executive members, also agreed to the changes.
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