MGA Insurers Can't Jump Into Bratz IP Fight: Judge

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday refused to allow four insurers to intervene in a trade secrets and employment contract dispute over Bratz dolls, in which they are seeking millions from $108 million in attorneys' fees MGA Entertainment Inc. won from Mattel Inc.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter deemed the insurers' request to intervene in the protracted trade secrets and contract dispute at this point — two months after he closed it — both untimely and futile, and said they could sue MGA separately to...
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