Disney wants new hearing on autism lawsuits

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Walt Disney Co. is fighting to stop trials for 30 lawsuits in which people with autism contend the parks didn’t accommodate their disabilities because they had to wait in line for rides. Disney filed a petition this week asking for a rehearing following a court’s decision in August that ruled the plaintiffs’ complaints should be heard at trial, according to documents from the U.S. Court of Appeal’s 11th Circuit in Atlanta.

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