Mattel had argued that the dolls' designer Carter Bryant developed the Bratz concept while working for it in the late 1990s and secretly took the idea to MGA. MGA denied the claims and countersued, accusing Mattel of corporate espionage, using spies with fake business cards and dummy invoices to gain access to MGA's ideas. MGA also accused Mattel of threatening to scupper business deals with retailers and media firms if they did business with Bratz....Hail, the countersuit! Let those who start lawsuits cringe!
Oh, Barbie! How far you have fallen:
(That's my original Barbie doll, people. Bow down to the awesome Barbie!)