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[27 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Man Wins Settlement Against Disney After Ride Breaks Down

A court has awarded a disabled man $8,000 after he was stranded for 30 minutes on “It’s a Small World” at Disneyland, according to the man’s attorney.
Jose Martinez was awarded the sum for “pain and suffering” as well as “violation of disability law.”
Disney disagreed with the ruling, and said, according to spokesperson Suzi Brown, that the park provided the necessary assistance to Mr. Martinez, and regretted that the court did not support their position. She also offered that the violation had been addressed.
Mr. Martinez’s attorney stated that his client suffers …

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[15 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Producers Sue the Walt Disney Co. Over Christmas Movie

Producers Beth Grossbard and Barri Rosenblum are suing The Walt Disney Co. because they allegedly ripped off their idea for a Christmas movie.
The Breach of Contract suit alleges:
The ABC television  movie, The 12 Dates Of Christmas, is nothing more than a hijacking of the Idea which was originally pitched by Plaintiffs to Defendants and the treatment which was given to ABC executives by the Plaintiffs, cloned and re-written in a crude attempt to conceal the brazen theft of the Idea.
According to the duo, they met with an ABC executive in 2005 to pitch …

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[28 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

In 2009, a $15 million lawsuit was filed against Walt Disney World by a woman who alleged her daughter suffered permanent brain damage after riding the Tower of Terror. Now, sources have reported that the lawsuit was voluntarily dropped.
Leanne Deacon initially filed the lawsuit claiming her daughter collapsed after riding the attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. After her harrowing experience, Deacon filed a suit against the media giant for $15 million, saying that was how much it would cost to care for her daughter for the rest of her life. …

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[4 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Co. Loses Appeal In ‘Millionaire’ Case

Sources have reported that Walt Disney Co. has lost its appeal in a case concerning the smash hit television show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
In 2012, a federal jury ordered Disney to pay more than $300 million in damages to Celador International, the company that originally created the show. The judgment was ordered when the court found Disney’s accounting practices were less than on par, with Disney reporting that Millionaire ran a $73 million deficit for the company despite excellent ratings.
When the ruling was announced, Disney appealed on the grounds that …

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[3 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Woman Sues Disney World Over Injuries Sustained on Jungle Cruise Ride

Stacey Holdorff has filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney World for injuries she sustained while attempting to disembark the Jungle Cruise ride.
Holdorff was celebrating her daughter’s sixth birthday at the Magic Kingdom earlier this year when another boat rammed into the back of the boat she was attempting to leave. Holdorff was thrown backward as a result of the collision, while her daughter slammed into her father’s chest. A Disney Cast Member was also injured during the collision.
Holdorff was taken to the hospital and sustained neck and spinal injuries. Because …

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[27 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Co.’s ABC Network Wants to Shut Down Dish’s Autohop

Sources have announced that Disney-owned ABC Network will attempt to shut down Dish Network Corp.’s ad-skipping Autohop feature.
ABC seeks a preliminary injunction from U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, despite the fact that another judge dismissed a similar claim from another broadcaster two weeks ago. The controversy surrounding Dish’s Autohop feature, which allows viewers to automatically skip advertisements during recorded shows instead of manually fast-forwarding, has many broadcasters claiming it “threatens their very survival.”
While a Dish spokesman declined to comment on the impending injunction from ABC, Dish said in court …

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[12 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Woman Sues Disney for Husband’s Death

Terrie Roscoe, a woman whose husband was killed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom while working on a roller coaster, has sued Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for his wrongful death.
In her lawsuit, Roscoe claims her husband was testing the brakes on the Primeval Whirl when a Disney ride operator allegedly “broke protocol instead of announcing that (a) car was going to be released down the track, he announced one time that the car was going to be released and immediately released the car.”
The widow also claims the loudspeaker near her husband …

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[10 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Stan Lee Media Sues Disney for Copyright Infringement

Despite the fact Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion in 2009 – and has earned profits off Stan Lee’s characters since – there is one company that claims Disney has breached copyright law.
Stan Lee Media Inc. (SLMI), formerly affiliated with Lee, filed a complaint stating the copyright to Marvel’s characters belongs to them, not the Walt Disney Company. In the complaint, SLMI states that Stan Lee signed over the copyright for Marvel properties and characters to SLMI in 1998 – before signing them over to Disney one month later.
The complaint …

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[24 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Wins ‘Santa Paws’ Copyright Lawsuit

A copyright lawsuit brought against Disney in December has been dismissed, sources are reporting.
Ray Harter, Richard Kearney and Ed Corno sued the media giant for copyright infringement last year, claiming that Disney’s direct-to-DVD movies Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws and The Search for Santa Paws were direct rip-off’s of their short story and script Santa Paws: The Story of Santa’s Dog. According to the plaintiffs, they conceived of their “Santa Paws” in 1991.
While there are similarities between Disney’s movies and the plaintiffs script, a ruling on Thursday granted …

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[13 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Former Disney Cast Member May Sue Over Head Scarf Dispute

Imane Boudlal, a Muslim woman who previously worked at The Storyteller’s Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, says she was not allowed to wear her hijab to work. Allegedly, the company told her it was against policy and that Boudlal would need to remove it, cover it with a hat, or take a job away from the public in order to continue to wear it. She refused.
Boudlal has not worked for Disney since 2010, but sources say she is expected to sue the entertainment giant. Her attorneys say …