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O'Melveny Obtains Dismissal in Countersuit for Alleged Malpractice Against MGA Featured in Numerous Media Outlets

August 26, 2011 O’Melveny & Myers LLP scored a victory in its ongoing feud against MGA Entertainment Inc., when the company announced that it had dropped its countersuit for alleged malpractice against the Firm. O’Melveny is currently suing MGA on claims that the Bratz toy maker failed to pay a US$10.2 million legal fee accrued during its trade secrets dispute with Mattel Inc. The August 26, 2011, Law360 article “MGA Drops O'Melveny Malpractice Claims In Bratz Row“ reports “the move to withdraw its claims comes days before an Aug. 31 hearing in California Superior Court at which MGA was expected to show what discovery documents the company had produced to substantiate its claims against O'Melveny.” A lawyer from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, who is representing O’Melveny in the matter, stated that MGA’s action only proves that its claims “were meritless.”

MGA’s withdrawal of their countersuit was also reported in the August 26, 2011, Daily Journal article, “MGA drops countersuit against O'Melveny,” in the August 26, 2011, The National Law Journal article, " MGA drops malpractice claim against O'Melveny," and in the August 29, 2011, ABA Journal article, "Bratz Doll Maker Drops Malpractice Claim Against O’Melveny."

The case is O'Melveny & Myers LLP v. MGA Entertainment Inc., case number BC441593, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.