Date Set for Disney vs. DeSantis Courtroom Showdown

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This is the courtroom battle that everyone has been waiting for.

This year has been a tumultuous one for the Walt Disney Company. Since returning to his position as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger has had a lot on his hands. In between dealing with issues at the Parks, new movie releases, and Cast Member strikes, Mr. Iger has also been dealing with a major showdown between the company and the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis.

The Disney vs DeSantis lawsuit has been making headlines lately due to the intensity of the case. At the heart of the issue are parental rights, government power, and the question of whether Walt Disney World, one of the most popular theme parks in the world, should be subjected to the same laws and regulations as other businesses in the state.

Now, a date has been announced for the hearing of this lawsuit.

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Summer Will Bring Major Lawsuit to Court

The Walt Disney World Resort, located in central Florida, has been a huge source of revenue for the state over the years due to it drawing millions of visitors from around the world. Because of this, Walt Disney World has historically been given special a special tax status. Ron DeSantis has decided he wants to strip Disney of this status which has caused some major tension between the two parties.

Eventually, the tension escalated into a lawsuit. This courtroom battle comes at a time when Ron DeSantis is also making a Presidential bid. The verdict of this case could have major implications for the future of both Disney and DeSantis.

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Date Announced for Disney vs. DeSantis Lawsuit

On July 14, 2023, at 2 p.m., the hearing for the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District vs The Walt Disney Company lawsuit will take place. In around a month and a half, the showdown will take place in central Florida.

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It will be fascinating to see what happens when this lawsuit takes to the courtroom in July.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.