- Apr 3, 2007
Yes, yes, Disney is private property and its a business and all of that. I know.Exactly. Disney security is not the police, Disney security alerted the police and allowed them to handle it. In addition, Disney can allow in whatever they choose, or not allow in whatever they choose, regardless of the legality of the item in question. It's private property.
They are named in the lawsuit because they have deep pockets. Disney is private property and they are allowed to set the rules as they choose. They call in law enforcement because it then removes Disney from the process at that point (it becomes law enforcement's job to decide what to do with the situation and in this situation they decided to make an arrest and detain the woman for processing). We are not privy to every company policy but I'd be willing to bet it's standard for them to involve the police when the item in question is illegal.
Now I'm even more confused over what she had and what the legality is (although bottom line it does seem that CBD oil is illegal for right now, period, regardless of presence of THC or availability in stores). I do also wonder what happened during the period between when security found the item, and when law enforcement got involved. We don't know if options such as discarding the item, or returning it to a car/ hotel room were options she was presented with or if she became confrontational.
"Disney can avoid the lawsuit if it's willing to sit down with Burkhalter and her family to make things right" says it all. Disney didn't do anything wrong- they are within their rights to not allow you into the park with any item, for any reason. It says so right in their policy, available online. Disney didn't arrest her or detain her.
uhmm, so Disney has deep pockets so they can be named in any lawsuit? No. They can be named in this one because Disney is where it all started. Not being the police has nothing to do with it.