Evanston Insurance Tries To Shake Bratz Coverage Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 21, 2012, 10:00 PM EST) -- Attorneys representing Evanston Insurance Co. told a California federal judge on Tuesday that the insurer doesn't have a duty to defend MGA Entertainment Inc. in its ongoing trade secrets feud with Mattel Inc. over the Bratz doll line.

During arguments before U.S. District Judge David O. Carter, Sean Hanifin of Troutman Sanders LLP, who represents Evanston, said Lexington Insurance Co. should be on the hook to cover MGA's legal expenses under the terms of the company's policy.

Evanston, its parent company Markel Corp., its sister subsidiary...
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