Inventor's Data Purge Comes To Light In Bratz Case

Law360, New York (June 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bratz inventor Carter Bryant's credibility was called into question after it came to light Tuesday that the former Mattel Inc. employee had run a computer program to wipe data from his hard drive before handing it over for discovery in the intellectual property dispute brought by the Barbie manufacturer.

Judge Stephen G. Larson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled Tuesday that the jury in the case between Mattel and Bratz maker MGA Entertainment Inc. could hear testimony that Bryant had...
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