Animal Groups Ask 11th Circ. For Redo In Captive Orca Suit

Law360, Miami (December 6, 2017, 9:00 PM EST) -- An Eleventh Circuit panel questioned animal rights groups at length Wednesday on what would be the fate of the Miami Seaquarium's captive orca, Lolita, if it grants their appeal for a new trial in their suit challenging her treatment and they were to prevail.

U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro closed the case in June 2016 after granting the attraction and its parent company, Festival Fun Parks LLC, partial summary judgment. She rejected an interpretation put forth by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc.,...
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