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Shareholder sues SeaWorld over 'Blackfish' fallout
Shareholder sues SeaWorld over 'Blackfish' fallout

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. lied about the cause of a decline in attendance last year, which artificially inflated the value of company shares, according to a lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Diego by Lou Baker, a shareholder from Michigan, seeks unspecified damages on behalf of other people who bought stock in the last year. Baker is represented by the Rosen Law Firm of Los Angeles. SeaWorld Entertainment, which operates SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld Orlando in Florida, has faced harsh criticism from animal rights groups since the release last year of "Blackfish," a documentary that accuses the parks of mistreating killer whales. The...

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