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Dollywood Company Wants Out of SeaWorld Executive Poaching Suit

Feb. 26, 2020, 11:18 PM

Herschend Family Entertainment Corp., which operates Dollywood and other theme parks, says Sea World Entertainment Inc.’s lawsuit over the defection of its San Antonio park president should be thrown out because the dispute has no connection to Delaware.

The company “has no relationship” with the state, it said in a motion filed Wednesday. “Indeed, plaintiff’s complaint is devoid of any indication that it suffered a tort in Delaware.”

In addition to Herschend, the Chancery Court case targets the former executive, Carleton Lum, who jumped ship to become its chief operating officer in September. Herschend’s other parks include Wild Adventures in ...

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