Judge: Excess Insurers Have No Duty To Defend Bratz Dolls Trademark Dispute

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Because it has been previously determined that MGA Entertainment's primary insurers have a duty to defend an underlying Bratz Dolls trademark dispute, the excess insurance policies are not implicated, a California federal judge ruled April 12, further finding that the bad faith counterclaim against the excess insurers must be dismissed (MGA Entertainment, et al. v. The Hartford Insurance Group, et al., No. 08-0457, C.D. Calif.).  Subscribers may view the order available in the full update.

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