Law: No Mickey Mousing Around

In court, Disney hardly ever loses an injury case

In a small courtroom in Orange County, Calif., last week, Attorney Allen Millstone pointed sadly to his wheelchair-bound client. In 1983 James Higgins had been a vigorous young man of 18 when he went to Disneyland and took a ride on Space Mountain. As the roller coaster rounded a bend, the youth was suddenly thrown from the rocket car. Through Disney's negligence, argued Millstone, Higgins is a paraplegic. Twenty-four hundred miles away in Florida, in another Orange County courtroom, an equally sad story was unfolding. While Marietta and Harry Goode listened closely, Lawyer Philip Freidin recounted a tragic 1977 family outing...