updated 3/31/2011 8:47:36 PM ET 2011-04-01T00:47:36

Charges Include Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

The Complaint and Exhibits, including "Comparisons Exhibits" referenced below, are available for download at: http://businesstrialgroup.com/2011/03/31/lawsuit-against-seaworld/

ORLANDO, Fla., March 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Business Trial Group of Morgan & Morgan and Law Office of Nicole Weaver filed a lawsuit today on behalf of Revere Entertainment Studios, LLC and Revere Entertainment Studios Australian Extremes, LLC, both Florida limited liability companies (collectively "Plaintiffs") against Anheuser-Busch, Inc.; Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV; Blackstone Capital Partners; SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, LLC; SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.; et al. (collectively "SEAWORLD"). The Complaint, filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Orange County, Florida, Case No. 2011-CA-003996-O, contains 11 counts:

Count I -     Breach of Contract and Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Count II -    Breach of Implied Contract and Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Count III -   Violation of Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act

Count IV -   Common Law Unfair Competition

Count V -    Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

Count VI -   Conversion

Count VII -  Negligent Misrepresentation

Count VIII - Constructive Fraud

Count IX -   Civil Conspiracy

Count X -     Accounting

Count XI -    Action for Unjust Enrichment

The Complaint alleges, among other things, that SEAWORLD misappropriated Plaintiffs' trade secrets in the development of SEAWORLD's theme parks, including SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens, Aquatica, and the proposed Worlds of Discovery Dubai for attractions such as the Sea Carousel, A'lure, The Call of the Ocean, Manta, Worlds of Discovery Dubai, Jungala, and Walkabout Way. Plaintiffs allege that the similarities between their attractions and SEAWORLD's attractions demonstrate SEAWORLD's wrongful misappropriation. *See the Comparisons Composite Exhibits available for download at link above.

The Complaint states that: "This case arises out of the Defendants' deliberate, willful and brazen misappropriation of the collective artistic energy and creativity of a team of designers, animators, graphic artists, music composers, writers, and business executives who collectively created an artistic vision for a new theme park resort attraction which the Defendants have exploited for their own financial gain without permission or payment."

The Complaint further states: "Defendants, in order to induce the disclosure of the Plaintiffs' trade secrets, for use at their theme parks, entered into agreements, held confidential meetings, and promised confidentiality and payment. The Defendants proceeded to design and develop new attractions that utilized Plaintiffs' ideas and trade secrets without notice or compensation and in breach of their agreements with Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs' concepts, creations, and designs triggered a ripple effect of creative change that would make the biggest splash in SEAWORLD's corporate history."

Plaintiffs are represented by:

The Business Trial Group of Morgan & Morgan, P.A.

20 N Orange Avenue

Orlando, Florida 32801

407.420.1414 Main

407.418.2048 Fax


Law Office of Nicole Weaver, PLLC

A. Nicole Weaver

P.O. Box 533713

Orlando, FL 32853


CONTACT:  Tucker H. Byrd, Esq.
          407.244.9494 Direct
          407.760.8777 Cell

          David Oliver, Esq.
          407.849.2972 Direct
          407.402.9379 Cell

          Clay M. Townsend, Esq.
          407.418.2075 Direct
          407.719.9866 Cell

          Lauren C. Heatwole, Esq.
          407.236.8178 Direct

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