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Mattel Weighing Options After $309 Million Judgment
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) The first salvo was fired years ago when toy giant Mattel Inc. sued MGA Entertainment Inc. over ownership of the hugely popular Bratz fashion doll line. The turbulent legal chapter has now ended with a federal judge ordering Mattel... Read More

Judge Limits Mattel Copyright Infringement Claims
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge has limited the scope of toy maker Mattel Inc.'s copyright infringement claims against rival MGA Entertainment Inc. in an upcoming retrial over ownership of the popular Bratz doll line, he will allow Mattel... Read More

Jury Rejects Mattel's Bratz Doll Copyright Claim
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal court jury on Thursday rejected Mattel Inc.'s claims that it owns the copyright to the blockbuster, billion-dollar Bratz dolls and instead awarded upstart rival MGA Entertainment Inc. more than $88 million in damages... Read More

Mattel To Pay Rival $309 Million In Bratz Doll Spat
Posted on 5 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge ordered toy giant Mattell Inc. to pay rival MGA Entertainment Inc. more than $309 million on Thursday, marking another tumultuous chapter in the years-long legal fight between the two companies over ownership of... Read More

Judge Tosses Mattel Lawsuit Related To Bratz Doll Case
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A state court judge has tossed a lawsuit by toy giant Mattel Inc. that accuses its rival MGA Entertainment Inc. of fraudulently transferring millions in funds to avoid paying anticipated judgments in litigation over ownership of the... Read More

California Trial Wrapping Up In Spat Over Bratz Copyright
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A doll designer conceived and began developing the popular, multi-billion dollar Bratz doll line while working for toy giant Mattel Inc. before taking the idea to a relatively new company that went on to build a thriving, competitive... Read More