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Dollywood Company Dodges Sea World Park President Defection Suit

May 28, 2020, 9:13 PM

Herschend Family Entertainment Corp., which operates Dollywood and other theme parks, doesn’t have to face Sea World Entertainment Inc.’s lawsuit over the defection of its San Antonio park president because it has no links to Delaware, a Chancery Court judge ruled Thursday.

Georgia-based Herschend, a Missouri corporation, isn’t registered to do business in Delaware, doesn’t own or lease property in the state, and doesn’t have any employees or keep any records there, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster said in a brief opinion.

“Owning and operating a single aquarium in New Jersey is not a tie to Delaware,” Laster wrote. “It ...

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