MGA Ruling Guides On Time Limits For Trade Secret Claims

by Stephen Moses

On Oct. 29, the California Court of Appeal’s Second Appellate District, Division Eight, issued an opinion in MGA Entertainment Inc. v. Mattel Inc., upholding the trial court’s dismissal of MGA’s trade secret misappropriation claims against Mattel over the irreverent Bratz dolls made by MGA.[1]  MGA appealed the judgment of Superior Court Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl, who granted Mattel’s motion for summary judgment on the grounds that MGA filed its state court lawsuit for trade secret misappropriation under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act[2] after the three-year statute of limitations had expired.

This latest ruling in a case that has been litigated over the course of the last 15 years, resulting in no fewer than three published appellate opinions, addresses PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE


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