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Anticipated Legal Issues in the Amusement Industry for 2011

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By Greg Van Gompel

  • The continuing criminal trial for Charles Carnell, a Wisconsin Dells SCAD operator who has been charged with first-degree reckless injury, a felony and faces possibly 25 years in jail.

 

  • The dispute between the Kentucky State Fair Board and Six Flags over the rides that were located at the former Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom site.

 

  • Q Funding’s push for more dividends and the split of the chairman’s position from the CEO position.

 

  • Will legal action commence stemming from the design defect of the Space Journey at the Overseas Chinese Town East (OCT East) tourist resort in  Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China?

 

  • Continued legal action surrounding the failure of Freestyle Music Park.

 

  • What legal ramifications, if any, will result from the extended time period (nine months and counting) that Battlestar Galactica, a signature roller coaster ride at Universal Studios Singapore, has been inoperable due to design flaws?

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