Former SeaWorld CEO Invokes Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in SeaWorld Securities Litigation
February 23, 2018
On February 23, 2018, Investigative Reporter Mike DeForest of News 6 in Orlando, WKMG Click Orlando, ran a story on the SeaWorld Securities Litigation, titled “Former SeaWorld CEO refuses to answer questions in shareholder lawsuit – Jim Atchison invokes Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.”
The report details how SeaWorld’s former CEO, a named Defendant in the SeaWorld Securities Litigation, has invoked the Fifth Amendment to refuse to answer investors’ questions in discovery—information that was made public during the discovery dispute pertaining to the Second Motion to Compel Discovery, which NPR and its Co-Class Counsel filed on behalf of the certified Class of investors in December 2017 and the Court granted on January 11, 2018.
NPR’s complex litigation team—partners Jeff Angelovich, Brad Beckworth and Susan Whatley and associates Lisa Baldwin, Trey Duck, Drew Pate and Cody Hill—lead the prosecution of this case.