Disney rebukes lawsuit over fatal hotel fall

Disney is attacking a lawsuit filed by the spouse and children of a journey agent who died from an alleged tumble at a Disney Planet resort in 2020.

The concept park enterprise details to the particulars missing in the lawsuit — together with how Jessica Straub died and wherever the alleged incident took put at Disney World’s Caribbean Beach Vacation resort — as Disney lately submitted a motion to dismiss the lawsuit formerly submitted in June in Orange Circuit Court. Choose Vincent Chiu has not responded to Disney’s motion nevertheless, according to courtroom documents.

Straub, 43, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, died Dec. 22, 2020, from blunt head trauma following falling at a standing peak, according to details introduced before by the District 9 Professional medical Examiner’s Office in reaction to a Florida Politics ask for. The medical examiner’s office environment dominated her loss of life an incident.

4 times prior to her death, she experienced frequented Disney World’s Caribbean Seaside Vacation resort, her lawsuit stated. The lawsuit doesn’t give a timeline for gatherings leading up to her dying or say how the fall took place other than Straub “suffered bodily injury” and seasoned “blunt power trauma to the head” as very well as sooner or later death.

The lawsuit accused Disney workers of staying negligent and the vacation resort of having unsafe disorders.

Disney pounced on the omission of specifics in its motion to dismiss the match and stated the lawsuit experienced been improperly submitted.

“Even just after a complete thought of all 6 internet pages of the Grievance, the reader is remaining pondering what allegedly happened to Ms. Straub and how it was supposedly Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ fault,” Disney said in court documents submitted July 19.

Disney, contacting it “vague and scattershot,” stated the lawsuit was “little far more than a assortment of legal conclusions and jurisdictional allegations.”

“Noticeably absent are: any description or allegation explaining what or whom allegedly inflicted the ‘bodily injury’ on Ms. Straub what the particular nature of the ‘bodily injury’ was exactly where in the about 200 acres that comprise Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ Caribbean Seaside Vacation resort the injuries allegedly occurred or when in the four-day time-interval referenced in the Complaint Ms. Straub’s personal injury occurred,” Disney explained in the motion. “The absence of this sort of specifics will make it … unachievable for (Disney) to decipher how Plaintiff statements it is liable and mandates the dismissal of the Complaint.”

The lawsuit was filed by Justin Morrison on behalf of Straub’s estate. Morrison was mentioned as Straub’s cousin in her obituary.

Disney questioned for documents to show Morrison was in point the private agent of Straub’s estate.

Morgan & Morgan, the legislation company dealing with the lawsuit, did not quickly reply to a request for remark.

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