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SeaWorld beats investor lawsuit on 'Blackfish'

A districtjudge of the Southern District of California dismissed an investor against whichaccused the company of misleading shareholders about the financial impact ofthe documentary "Blackfish," The Associated Press reported April 12.

U.S.District Judge Michael Anello reportedly wrote in a March 31 order that theplaintiffs' allegations do not show that a material misrepresentation oromission regarding "Blackfish" caused a decline in park attendance.

SeaWorldspokeswoman Aimée Jeansonne Becka said the company is pleased with the court'sdecision to dismiss the case.

The suitwas filed in September 2014 on behalf of people who bought stock in the companybetween April 2013 and August 2014. The documentary "Blackfish" isabout an allegedly mistreated captive orca that became increasingly aggressive.In March, SeaWorld said that it will stop breeding orcas.