Mattel Can Proceed With Most MGA Counterclaims

Law360, New York (August 3, 2010, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A federal judge overseeing the bitter dispute between MGA Entertainment Inc. and Mattel Inc. over Bratz dolls has allowed Mattel to move forward with the bulk of its counterclaims that include allegations of racketeering and trade secrets theft against MGA and several other parties.

Judge David O. Carter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Monday refused to dismiss the creditor claim alleging MGA, its Mexico and Hong Kong subsidiaries and certain individuals violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act,...
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