MGA's Trade Secrets Claim On Brink In Bratz Case

Law360, Los Angeles (April 1, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge appeared reluctant Monday to allow MGA Entertainment Inc. to revive its Bratz doll trade secrets claim against Mattel Inc. after the Ninth Circuit tossed a jury's $172.5 million award, but indicated he may allow an immediate appeal of any decision.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter said at a hearing that Mattel had a “very strong argument” against MGA's nunc pro tunc motion, which if granted would allow MGA to pursue its trade secrets misappropriation claim against Mattel as if it had...
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