If Disney lawsuit succeeds, it may reset everything to how it was

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The Walt Disney Co.’s lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, if successful for the theme park giant, could undo much of what has occurred in the past year.

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The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on April 26, names DeSantis, Acting Secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Meredith Ivey, Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Administrator John Classe and the five board members Martin Garcia, Michael Sasso, Brian Aungst Jr., Ron Peri and Bridget Ziegler as defendants.

These are the violations Disney’s lawsuit is claiming

Disney claims the state violated the Contracts Clause, the Takings Clause, the Due Process Clause and the First Amendment, but, if successful, the company also seeks to “declare that Senate Bill 4C [which aimed to dissolve Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District] and House Bill 9B [which replaced the former bill and created the new district board instead] are unlawful and unenforceable.”

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