MGA Wins Defense Coverage For Bratz IP Case

Law360, Los Angeles (July 10, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Wednesday that two Chartis Inc. companies had a duty to defend MGA Entertainment Inc. in a failed suit alleging MGA stole the idea for its Bratz dolls from a Steve Madden advertising campaign that ran in the 1990s.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted partial summary judgment to MGA, ruling that, as excess insurers, National Union Fire Insurance Co. and Chartis Specialty Insurance Co. had a duty to defend the toy company in the Bratz suit because the alleged...
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