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Lady GaGa Has A Bratty $10M Lawsuit On Her Horns Shoulders

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There's some bad romance between Lady GaGa and MGA!

GaGaloo and the company agreed on a contract that would allow MGA the rights to produce and sell Bratz dolls in her likeness come the fall, but now GaGa's being accused of selfish foul play!

The entertainment company claims Mother Monster is withholding final approval to delay their release, thus allowing her to tie the dolls in with the release of her 2013 album.

The lawsuit states:

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Bratz Dolls Maker To Get Over $225 Million In Lawsuit Win

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What a huge win for Bratz!

Creator of the doll line, MGA Entertainment, Inc. was awarded $225 million in punitive damages, attorney fees, and costs.

In the lawsuit that we previously told you about, Mattel toy company was found guilty of stealing MGA's ideas through "corporate espionage." Mattel was accused of using trade secrets that didn't belong to them, which resulted in a $85 million win to MGA. The rest of the $137 million will cover fees and costs that MGA incurred while defending themselves against Mattel's original copyright infringement claims.

MGA's chief executive officer Isaac Larian said:

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Parentz Will Be SO Pleased! Bratz Making A Comeback!

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Nice try, Mattel, but you can't keep a good Brat down!

Following a long, drawn out legal battle between Mattel and MGA entertainment over the rights to Bratz dolls, MGA won in court back in April, and NOW Bratz are back!

MGA is currently in the process of relaunching Bratz dolls, and it looks like they're gearing for a major comeback!

Here's what MGA Entertainment CEO Isaac Larian had to say about the return of Bratz:

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Bratz Dolls On Trial Once Again!

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Over the past several years, there's been all types of dramz surrounding MGA Entertainment Inc's controversial Bratz dolls.

Mattel has argued in court that original Bratz sketches were created by a former employee of theirs while he was STILL working for them.

Based on this argument, Mattel was awarded $100 million in 2008, and they were awarded the "Bratz trademark portfolio."

…But then the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw the result out, so now the two companies are ready to butt heads once again over ownership of the doll franchise.

Here's what MGA CEO Isaac Larian wrote in an e-mail about their ongoing trials with Mattel:

"The damage Mattel has caused to the Bratz brand is in hundreds of millions of dollars and devastating."

And here's what Mattel spokeswoman Jules Andrew has said about it:

"This is a matter of principle, but it is also a matter of sound business sense. We look forward to winning the second trial, as we did the first."

SO MUCH drama over Bratz dolls! We're wondering how well these lawyers are able to sleep at night….

Team Mattel? Team MGA? Team Neither?

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Judge Overturns Ruling! Mattel No Longer Granted Rights To Bratz Dolls

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A federal appeals court has thrown out U.S. District Judge Stephen Larson's decision to grant Mattel ownership of the Bratz dolls.

"It is not equitable to transfer this billion dollar brand — the value of which is overwhelmingly the result of MGA's legitimate efforts — because it may have started with two misappropriated names," said Chief Judge Alex Kozinski.

He added that the case, which included a $100 million verdict for Mattel in 2008, may require a new trial.

Mattel is looking forward to a "full trial" where they can address their claims against MGA Entertainment Inc.

"Unlike the relatively demure Barbie, the urban, multi-ethnic and trendy Bratz dolls have attitude," Kozinski added. "America thrives on competition; Barbie, the all-American girl, will too."

Touche.

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