Insurer's Bid For $140M Bratz Fee Too Late, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge said Friday that Evanston Insurance Co. waited too long to sue Mattel Inc. for a cut of the $139.8 million fee award the toymaker was ordered to pay in its long-running trade secrets dispute over Bratz dolls.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter ruled that Evanston’s subrogation claims against Mattel were limited according to the rights of its insured, MGA Entertainment Inc. Therefore, Judge Carter said, the insurer could have only properly moved for an award of fees within fourteen days of...
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