State case between Disney, new oversight district will continue, Orange County judge rules

The board overseeing Disney’s special district is set to meet again Wednesday.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Disney won’t be getting a reprieve in its fight with Gov. Ron DeSantis


Late Friday afternoon, an Orange County judge ruled the state case between Disney and the new Central Florida Tourism Oversight District will continue.

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Disney asked the judge to put the state case on hold while it litigates its case against the district and DeSantis in federal court.

However, the judge ruled that a “stay” would not be proper, writing, “It could take years for Disney’s case to complete its course through the federal trial and appellate courts.”

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Disney sued the state in federal court when the Governor and Lawmakers targeted the company last year. In response, the state sued Disney in state court; now both cases will proceed.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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