SeaWorld IP Suit Against Blackstone Faces Venue Battle

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 7:38 PM EST) -- A theme park designer told a Missouri federal judge Wednesday that a lawsuit alleging Blackstone Capital Partners V LP and Anheuser-Busch InBev stole attraction trade secrets for SeaWorld locations belongs in state court, saying it would be more appropriate for state breach of contract claims.

Revere Entertainment Studios LLC accused SeaWorld and a slew of the parks' owners and executives of trying to keep the complaint in federal court even though there had been no determination whether that venue has jurisdiction over Revere's state law claims....
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