A California federal judge refused to dismiss a suit brought by consumers accusing SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. of lying about the health and treatment of its orca whales in order to induce them into purchasing tickets and merchandise, ruling Monday that the proposed class’s claims were properly pled.
A proposed class of consumers accusing SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. of lying about the health and treatment of its orca whales in order to induce them into purchasing tickets and merchandise has asked a California federal judge not to dismiss their claims, arguing they were properly pled.
A California federal judge on Monday kept alive consumers' proposed class action alleging SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. lied about the health and treatment of its orca whales to dupe the consumers into buying tickets, but threw out claims over purchases of plush dolls resembling the park's iconic Shamu orca.
The consumers in a putative class action suit against SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. hit back against the park's motion to dismiss their claims that they had been duped into buying tickets and plush dolls, telling a California federal court the park is rehashing arguments it has already lost.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. asked a California federal judge to dismiss a proposed class action accusing the theme park operator of falsely and deceptively advertising its tickets and plush toys, arguing Thursday that the proposed class lacks standing because members have not shown an intent to return.