MGA Attys Seek Fees In Bratz Win Against Mattel

Law360, Los Angeles (May 10, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT) -- MGA Entertainment Inc. asked a California federal judge on Friday to award costs and attorneys’ fees for its successful defense against trade secret and copyright claims by Mattel Inc. over a former employee's alleged theft of the idea for Bratz dolls.

“Mattel destroyed most of the value of MGA’s business and its Bratz brand with this copyright lawsuit,” MGA said in a motion before Judge David O. Carter. “That destruction of a smaller competitor was precisely Mattel’s objective.”

In April, a Santa Ana, Calif., jury found...
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