Floridians simply can’t stop winning under Governor Ron DeSantis. After DeSantis passed the widely popular Parental Rights in Education bill, he got significant backlash from woke corporations and activists across the country. Disney made an unwelcome attempt to insert themselves in to Florida’s politics, saying that their goal was for the bill to be repealed.
Then, Governor DeSantis and the Florida legislature dissolved the company’s Improvement District, which gave them limited governing privileges over the areas covering their parks.
Disney attempted to sue DeSantis along with Florida’s Secretary of State and the executive director of the Florida Department of Revenue. Today, Disney’s lawsuit was dismissed, eliminating their only method of recourse.
The judge dismissed the lawsuit because the plaintiffs could not prove a concrete injury would result from Florida’s dissolution of the special district. The plaintiffs claimed that the dissolution of the district could cause Florida to increase its taxes. The judge called their claim ‘highly speculative’ and dismissed the case.
The Epoch Times Reports–
“A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the dissolution of the Walt Disney Company’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, a 25,000-acre self-governing area in the state’s Orange and Osceola counties.
The lawsuit was filed by William Sanchez last week on behalf of three Orange and Osceola County residents. Sanchez is a Miami lawyer and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.
The plaintiffs named in the lawsuit—Michael and Edward Foronda, of Kissimmee, and Vivian Gorsky of Orange County—said the dissolution of Reedy Creek violated a state law called the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.
And added the legal action also breached a contractual obligation with Reedy Creek’s bondholders and Disney’s First Amendment rights.
DeSantis was listed as a defendant, along with Secretary of State Laurel Lee and Jim Zingale, executive director of the Florida Department of Revenue.”