Mattel's Discovery Request Killed In MGA Bratz Spat

Law360, New York (September 21, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT) -- In the epic intellectual property dispute over Bratz dolls, a federal judge has ruled that attorney-client privilege and the work-product doctrine shield discovery sought by Mattel Inc. related to rival MGA Entertainment Inc.'s internal e-mails.

Judge David O. Carter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Monday vacated a discovery master's order that would have required MGA to respond to Mattel's requests for admission related to the Bratz maker's internal communications.

The RFAs sought discovery into MGA's belief that e-mails it...
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