Mattel v. MGA: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals partially reverses trial court judgment

The Federal District court had entered a $172M judgment in favor of MGA Entertainment Inc. and against Mattel, Inc. On appeal, in Case no. 11-56357, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals partially reversed the Judgment. The Ninth Circuit held that MGA's trade secret claims should not have reached the jury, and ordered the trial court to dismiss those claims without prejudice on remand. The Ninth Circuit affirmed attorney's fees awarded to MGA on its copyright infringement claims.
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Robin Mashal
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