Anderson et al vs. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Inc., in which International Marine Mammal Project serves an advisory role, challenges SeaWorld’s misleading and false advertising about the health and welfare of their captive orcas. This lawsuit was originally filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the City and County of San Francisco in April 2015. SeaWorld removed the case to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in May 2015. SeaWorld has made numerous attempts to dispose of this lawsuit but the plaintiffs have repeatedly prevailed. The first phase of trial is now set for March 9, 2020. Stay tuned!
Court denies SeaWorld's motion for judgment on the pleadings but grants SeaWorld's motion for a bifurcated trial.
Trial date is delayed to April 27, 2020.
Trial is set for October 21, 2019.
Plaintiffs seek early trial date to reveal the truth about SeaWorld's captive orcas.
Court denies SeaWorld's fourth attempt to terminate class action lawsuit.
Judge nixes SeaWorld's bid for sanctions against Covington & Burling in Killer Whale Case.
Court denies SeaWorld's motion for sanctions finding that plaintiffs have sufficient basis for their claims.
Court denies the bulk of SeaWorld's motion for summary judgment and finds that plaintiffs may proceed with most claims in their third amended complaint.
Court denies SeaWorld's motion to dismiss portions of plaintiffs' third amended complaint.
Plaintiffs file third amended complaint.
Court grants in part, and denies in part SeaWorld's motion to dismiss.
Plaintiffs file second amended complaint.
Court grants in part and denies in part SeaWorld's motion to dismiss.
Case removed to United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Plaintiffs file first amended complaint.
Latest SeaWorld lawsuit demands park end "false statements" on orca welfare.
Complaint filed in Superior Court of the State of California for the City and County of San Francisco