Appellate Victory for Mattel in Ninth Circuit

Mattel retained the firm after several insurance companies appealed the denial of their motion to intervene in the litigation between Mattel and MGA over Bratz fashion doll intellectial property. The firm argued that the district court properly denied the insurer’s motion, because the insurers brought that motion only after Mattel appealed the final judgment in the case , which divested the district court of jurisdiction . The Ninth Circuit agreed, affirming Mattel’s victory in the Central District.