Attorney Fees

Orrick Seeks to Withdraw from Bratz Case, Cites $1.2M in Unpaid Fees

Another law firm representing Bratz doll manufacturer MGA Entertainment is claiming the company isn’t paying its legal bills.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is seeking to withdraw from representing MGA in a second case after helping the company win $88.5 million in a retrial over rights to Bratz doll profits, the National Law Journal reports. Orrick claims more than $1.2 million in unpaid legal fees.

The $88.5 million verdict was a stunning reversal of fortune for the toy maker. Mattel won $100 million in a first trial based on a claim that MGA’s Bratz doll designer had thought of the concept while working at Mattel. MGA won in the second trial based on its counterclaim alleging a toy-spying conspiracy by Mattel.

The second case involves a claim that the Bratz doll designer stole the concept from ads for Steve Madden shoes using images that had been copyrighted by the artist.

Former MGA law firm O’Melveny & Myers has also sued for unpaid fees, claiming it is owed $10.2 million.

Outsourcing Companies Are Hiring US Lawyers and Paying Up to $80K

Facebook Alleges Scam by Plaintiff Seeking Corporate Stake, Seeks Access to His Computers

We welcome your comments, but please adhere to our comment policy. Flag comment for moderator.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.