Lawyers for Bratz doll maker MGA Entertainment filed an appeal Thursday, once again seeking a mistrial in the copyright infringement trial pitting MGA against Mattel. The appeal comes after Judge Stephen Larson denied a motion for a mistrial, based on a juror's ethnically charged remarks about MGA's Iranian-born president. MGA's lawyers say the decision not to grant a mistrial is a "fundamental legal error" because the company "received a verdict from nine impartial jurors and a patently biased one."
Bratz Maker Faults Judge in Mistrial Appeal
The American Lawyer
August 11, 2008