Evanston Insurance Takes $140M Bratz Fee Fight To 9th Circ.

Law360, Chicago (October 17, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Evanston Insurance Co. said Tuesday that it is fighting the recent dismissal of its California suit seeking part of the $139.8 million in fees Mattel Inc. was ordered to pay in its Bratz dolls trade secrets litigation, aiming to revive claims a judge said were brought too late in the Ninth Circuit.

In a notice revealing its appeal, Evanston said it was challenging U.S. District Judge David O. Carter's Oct. 12 ruling that the insurer's subrogation claims against Mattel were limited according to the rights of...
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