Mattel Protests $108M Fee Award Recommendation

Law360, New York (July 8, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Mattel Inc. is protesting a California federal court's $108 million attorneys' fee award recommendation for MGA Entertainment Inc., claiming it should be allowed to see its opponent's invoices in a trade secrets and contract battle over a former Mattel employee's idea for Bratz dolls, a motion unsealed Wednesday revealed.

In papers filed in June, Mattel objected to the discovery master's recommendation, which would tack on the $108 million in attorneys' fees — plus an additional undisclosed amount for expenses — to the $88.4 million awarded to...
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