Toy maker seeks settlement in suit against Lady Gaga over dolls
In this May 16, 2012, file photo, Lady Gaga arrives at the Sungshan airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
Published Thursday, August 23, 2012 7:43PM EDT
NEW YORK -- A toy company says it's working toward settling a New York lawsuit accusing Lady Gaga of sabotaging a deal to make a doll in her likeness.
The maker of the Bratz doll line said in a court filing Wednesday there has been "progress" toward resolving the case. Manufacturer MGA Entertainment Inc. said it anticipates "further pursuit of settlement in the upcoming days."
Lawyers for the company and Lady Gaga didn't immediately return calls Thursday.
Van Nuys, Calif.-based MGA Entertainment filed the more than $10 million suit last month.
It said Lady Gaga's representatives stopped co-operating with the doll project after MGA Entertainment spent more than $1 million. The dolls were to play snippets of the singer's music.
A Lady Gaga representative has called the lawsuit "ill-conceived."