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November 2, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Disneyland's Splash Mountain opened in July, 1989, few thrill-seekers complained that it was eight months late. But now a former top Walt Disney Co. executive says he became the fall guy, unfairly blamed by the company for the costly delay. Jeffrey A. Rochlis says in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that he has taken a financial soaking for being made a scapegoat for the problems connected with the project.
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November 2, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Disneyland's Splash Mountain opened in July, 1989, few thrill-seekers complained that it was eight months late. But now a former top Walt Disney Co. executive says he became the fall guy, unfairly blamed by the company for the costly delay. Jeffrey A. Rochlis says in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that he has taken a financial soaking for being made a scapegoat for the problems connected with the project.
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August 12, 1987
Jeffrey A. Rochlis has been promoted to executive vice president of Walt Disney Studios, Burbank. He will continue to oversee finance, administration, operations and new business development for all Disney and Touchstone film, television and home-video companies.
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November 1, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A former executive has filed a $20-million lawsuit against Walt Disney Inc., charging he was forced out and wrongly blamed for problems with the Splash Mountain and Pleasure Island rides. Jeffrey A. Rochlis contends Disney hired him in 1987 as executive vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering without telling him of complications with the Splash Mountain ride at Disneyland in Anaheim and Pleasure Island at Disney World, Fla.
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