9th Circ. Squashes MGA Suit Over Robot Co.'s Toy Bug Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (May 22, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court ruling tossing MGA Entertainment Inc.’s lawsuit alleging Innovation First Inc. engaged in an anti-competitive scheme by making false statements about the design for a robotic insect toy, ruling IFI lacked jurisdictional ties with California for the suit to proceed.

In an unpublished ruling, a three-judge federal appellate panel unanimously held that MGA failed to make a case showing that IFI had adequate “continuous and systematic” contacts within the Golden State to trigger general personal jurisdiction.

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