Disney lawsuit against Ron DeSantis dismissed by federal judge

Disney‘s lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and the state-appointed board overseeing the district encompassing the Walt Disney World Resort was dismissed by a federal judge.

The lawsuit by the House of Mouse had alleged DeSantis unlawfully retaliated against the company, for speaking out against the Parental Rights in Education Act, by restructuring its self-governing district encompassing its Florida resort in 2023.

Judge Allen Winsor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida dismissed the case against DeSantis and acting Secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Meredith Ivey due to lack of standing and also dismissed the case against the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District due to “failure to state a claim.”

“In short, Disney lacks standing to sue the Governor or the Secretary, and its claims against the CFTOD Defendants fail on
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