Ex-Mattel Worker Wants RICO Claim Nixed In Bratz Suit

Law360, New York (May 11, 2010, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A former Mattel Inc. employee accused of taking trade secrets concerning Bratz dolls to his new position at MGA Entertainment Inc. has asked a court to throw out a counterclaim brought against him under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Carlos Gustavo Machado Gomez, one of the counterdefendants in the toymakers' long-running dispute over the popular dolls, lodged his motion to dismiss Mattel's first counterclaim Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

He argued that this “attempt to spin RICO...
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