No Bratz Coverage For MGA, 9th Circ. Hears

Law360, Los Angeles (July 25, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Lexington Insurance Co. and Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Co. urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to vacate a lower court ruling ordering them to pay millions of dollars in legal fees for MGA Entertainment Inc.'s Bratz doll trade secrets fight, arguing the district judge erroneously imposed a duty to defend unpled allegations.

At oral arguments in Pasadena, Calif., Mark D. Sheridan, a lawyer representing Lexington, contested MGA's argument that Mattel's April 2010 fourth amended answers and counterclaims had indeed accused MGA of stealing Mattel advertising materials...
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