Disney's Complaint Against DeSantis is a Fun Read

April 27, 2023

Disney filed a complaint in federal court against Gov. Ron DeSantis yesterday. At 74 pages you might be tempted to run it through the Kagi Summarizer. I do not recommend doing so. Even skimming it gives you a few gems.

Why It Matters

Some of the fun of lawyering is the flourish you can add to your writing. Many legal complaints are dry, verbose, and put you to sleep. Disney’s lawyers knew this would be read not just by the judge and opposing party, but by the general public and wrote this document for everyone.

Some Favorite Quotes

The State of Florida has flourished in the years since Walt Disney himself surveyed many acres of swampland in 1963 and dreamed the possibility of Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is a Florida corporation with its principal place of business in Orange County, Florida. Disney owns and operates Walt Disney World in Central Florida. Guests from around the world visit to enjoy a Disney vacation, where family members of all ages laugh, play, and learn together.

In 1963, Walt Disney looked down on acres of undeveloped Central Florida land from an airplane seat and saw potential.

The Lesson

Never miss an opportunity to make your client look good.

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