MGA's $1B Bratz Antitrust Suit Against Mattel Jettisoned

Law360, Los Angeles (February 21, 2012, 8:26 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed MGA Entertainment Inc.'s $1 billion antitrust lawsuit claiming Mattel Inc. tried to sabotage its Bratz doll line, ruling that MGA's claims had already been litigated during the companies’ ongoing intellectual property war.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter said MGA's lawsuit against Mattel relied on the same factual allegations raised during a separate trial over the Bratz doll line and was therefore barred by the doctrine of res judicata. MGA’s attorney Maxwell Blecher said he was disappointed by the...
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