In a surprising ending to a protracted trial, T.I. and Tiny have misplaced their copyright infringement lawsuit in opposition to the L.O.L. Shock! doll maker MGA Leisure.Whereas many agreed that the top-selling dolls resemble the previous lady group, a jury sided with the powerhouse doll firm.
Rapper T.I. and his spouse Tiny initially sued MGA Leisure for allegedly stealing the title, likeness, and commerce costume of OMG Girlz, the pop trio Tiny based in 2009 — when the corporate launched its “L.O.L. Shock OMG” dolls in 2019.
The case first went to trial in January, however a mistrial was declared after T.I. and Tiny’s lawyer accused MGA of “racist cultural appropriation.”
The $100 million lawsuit went again to trial this month, and after arguments associated to 31 probably infringing dolls had been made, the jury in the end wanted lower than two hours to rule in favor of MGA Leisure, Authorized Affairs and Trials reported.
Following the decision, MGA CEO Isaac Larian known as T.I. and Tiny’s lawsuit a “shakedown.” “I’m not completely satisfied as a result of I wasted plenty of time, power — my workers’ time, power — to cope with an extortion,” Larian stated. “They knew from the start they don’t have a case, they usually introduced it in any case. And so they picked on the flawed man.”