Pennsylvania’s long-arm statute is too short to box with Walt Disney World, a federal judge has ruled.
In his 12-page opinion in Poteau v. Walt Disney World Co., Chief U.S. District Judge James T. Giles transferred a personal-injury suit from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to the Middle District of Florida after finding that WDW is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Co. that cannot be haled into a Pennsylvania court since it has no contacts with Pennsylvania and does no business here.
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