MGA Can't Reinstate Glaser Weil In Bratz Brawl: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 6, 2011, 9:01 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday rejected Bratz maker MGA Entertainment Inc.'s bid to have lead counsel Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard & Shapiro LLP reinstated before its intellectual property and employment contract suit with rival Mattel Inc. heads to trial.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday shot down MGA's interlocutory appeal, saying it did not have jurisdiction to consider the lower court's disqualification of Glaser Weil.

The court also denied a request by MGA to delay the start of the trial...
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