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Seaworld Accused of Flushing Medications Down Toilets in Wrongful Termination Suit

Updated: Mar 31, 2019

As if Seaworld needed any more bad publicity, a former security guard for the beleaguered company’s San Diego amusement park claims the company had an unwritten policy of flushing confiscated medications down the toilet.   He has sued the company for wrongful termination, claiming that he was terminated after voicing concerns about the practice.

The suit specifically alleges that Seaworld had a standing policy, in which “narcotics, contraband and other unknown substances were routinely flushed down the toilet in compliance with Defendant’s instruction and policy.”

Concerns have been raised that, if true, the practice would be harmful to marine life.

Seaworld has removed the case to federal court in San Diego, and asked the court to order the case to arbitration.


Phil Griffis obtained his first jury verdict in 1990, when he convinced a jury that a customer’s fall at his client’s store did not cause the customer’s aspiration pneumonia and stroke. In the years since he has continued to win in courtrooms across the State of Texas.

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