The justice system has had it up to HERE with these Bratz!
After Mattel was awarded $100 million in 2008 in a lawsuit against MGA Entertainment for stealing the rights of their Bratz dolls, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw the result out.
The favorable verdict left Mattel cocky and ready to hear the same verdict in the next trial, but they didn't expect the unexpected and MGA has WON, once and for all, the rights to Bratz!
The jury "completely rejected Mattel's claims of ownership" of the dollz and even found that the toy company STOLE MGA's secrets through a campaign of corporate espionage, awarding them with $88.4 million in damages.
Wow! Talked about a stunning victory in the eye of defeat that has totally tainted Mattel's brand!
Say it isn't so, Mattel? What other classic toy properties did you steal from others? Barbie? Hot Wheels? Apples to Apples?
Very disappointed in Mattel, but happy this matter is finally closed for MGA Entertainment (hopefully).
Were U convinced by Mattel's squeaky clean image at first or did U side with MGA the entire time?