SeaWorld Pass Holders Fail to Revive Coronavirus Refund Claims

Oct. 26, 2021, 2:36 PM

Season pass holders alleging SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Inc. continued to charge a monthly fee after its parks were closed due to Covid-19 were unable to get their consumer class action reinstated, after the Ninth Circuit affirmed dismissal of the claims.

Named plaintiff Lisa Kouball sought to represent a nationwide class and a California subclass of people charged annual membership fees after SeaWorld’s parks were closed in March 2020.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in September dismissed all of Kouball’s claims.

Affirming the ruling, the court said Kouball’s California Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Competition ...

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