A federal district court in Southern California issued a permanent injunction in Bryant v. Mattel against MGA Entertainment, Inc. prohibiting the sale of Bratz dolls and requiring MGA to remove the doll from store shelves starting in February. Mattel earlier obtained a jury award of $100 million for copyright infringement based on a finding that Bratz designer Carter Bryant created designs for the Bratz doll while still employed at Mattel. (Bryant settled with Mattel.)