Mattel Wants Stay As Ruling On Consolidation Nears

Law360, New York (September 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Mattel Inc. asked a judge to halt a putative $5 million product-liability class action over alleged lead-tainted toys in New York federal court as the case awaits potential consolidation with ten others into a single piece of multidistrict litigation.

Mattel and its fellow defendant and subsidiary Fisher-Price Inc. filed a motion Wednesday to stay the suit, which has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that the case should be stopped until the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation...
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