SeaWorld is on the offensive against lawyers at Covington & Burling who have been pursuing a class action claiming customers were duped by false portrayals of the park’s orcas being healthy and stimulated.

SeaWorld’s lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright filed a motion for sanctions in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday claiming that the Covington lawyers filed claims that they knew were frivolous and worked to feed discovery material to an organization that’s against keeping the animals in captivity.

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