After a state judge denied Disney’s request to dismiss the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Board’s complaint, the entertainment giant filed a countersuit.

“A dismissal would arguably mean kicking the can down the road when the need for judicial intervention is certain,” Orange County Judge Margaret H. Schreiber wrote in her July 28 order.

Filed nearly three weeks later on Aug. 17 in the same state court, Disney’s counter complaint alleges breach of two contracts that allegedly entitle the theme park to benefits that include developing and maintaining control over a special tax district called the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) board.

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