Manley Tries To Force Settlement In Wham-O Toy Suit

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT) -- Wham-O Inc., a litigant in a trademark and unfair competition spat over yellow toy waterslides, should be forced to accept a settlement agreement brokered by its insurer, adversary Manley Toys Ltd. has said.

Though Wham-O is obligated by its policy with American Home Assurance Co. to let the insurer settle on its behalf, the company has refused, preferring to have the insurer cover its legal bills, Manley said in a motion filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Manley wants...
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