Court Grants Delay in Disney’s Federal Lawsuit Against DeSantis & Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

Shannen Ace

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Court Grants Delay in Disney’s Federal Lawsuit Against DeSantis & Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

A federal appeals court has granted The Walt Disney Company a delay in its lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Disney’s Federal Lawsuit Delayed

Front of Cinderella Castle and lantern at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor dismissed Disney’s lawsuit against the Governor and the District in January. Disney immediately filed for appeal to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Disney and the District settled their state lawsuits on March 27. Disney agreed in the settlement that they would “seek, and the district will not oppose, permission from the court to defer briefing,” while the company and the district negotiate a new development agreement.

The appeals court granted a 60-day delay for Disney to file their opening brief, pushing the deadline from April 17 to June 17.

Disney and DeSantis did not immediately respond to the Orlando Sentinel‘s request for comment on Monday.

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