Innovation Gets MGA False Statements Suit Nixed

Law360, New York (April 22, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tossed MGA Entertainment Inc.'s suit alleging Innovation First Inc. engaged in a scheme to deter competitors by making false and misleading statements about the proprietary nature of its design for a robotic insect toy.

U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall granted Innovation's motion to dismiss MGA's suit accusing its rival of violating the Lanham Act by making claims that its competitors had stolen design components related to the motor assembly, housing and legs of its popular Hexbug Nano toy. Innovation's...
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