Barbie-Bratz Juror Booted For Bias

Law360, New York (July 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- MGA Entertainment Inc., which manufactures the popular Bratz dolls, is calling for a mistrial in the high-profile copyright case pitting the company against Barbie manufacturer Mattel Inc., after a juror was booted from the panel for making ethnic slurs against MGA CEO Isaac Larian.

Earlier this month, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled in favor of Mattel over the rights to Bratz dolls.

But on Friday, Judge Stephen Larson filed an order dismissing

“Juror No. 8” from the...
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