Chartis Wins $8.5M From Evanston For Bratz Defense

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 1:26 PM EST) -- Evanston Insurance Co. owes three Chartis Inc. companies about $8.5 million for costs related to the defense of MGA Entertainment Inc. in its trade secrets battle with Mattel Inc. over the popular Bratz doll line, a California federal judge ruled Friday.

Chartis Specialty Insurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Lexington Insurance Co. paid for defense costs that should have been shared by Evanston when Evanston declined to cover MGA, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter said in an order granting summary...
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