Mattel's Loyalty Claim Struck Down In Bratz Fight

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A California federal court on Monday ruled against Mattel Inc.’s claim that rival MGA Entertainment Inc. induced a group of former Mattel employees to breach a duty of loyalty in the toymakers' ongoing battle over the development of Bratz dolls.

Judge David O. Carter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled Monday that Mattel cannot maintain a stand-alone claim that a group of former employees, including seamstresses and sample makers, breached a duty of loyalty to Mattel, granting MGA’s motion for...
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