Mattel: Bratz, Batman And... Beating GM?

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The maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels toy cars posted better-than expected quarterly earnings Friday.

But the real boon for the company was its victory over Bratz doll maker MGA Entertainment in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

A federal jury found that Carter Bryant, who created the popular Bratz dolls had come up with the characters and name while he was still under contract as a designer for Barbie at Mattel.

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Check out this graph showing the sorry state GM is in right now: Mattel passes General Motors in market cap (again), or the Bloomberg story on toy cars vs. real cars.