Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Oing said he would consider the request again in late August after lawyers for MGA Entertainment, the manufacturer, argued that the company needs final approval now to make the dolls in time for the Christmas shopping season.
MGA filed a $10 million suit against Gaga and her management in the dispute over the dolls.
Amanda Silverman, the singer’s spokeswoman, said “Lady Gaga is pleased that the court refused” MGA’s request and the entertainer will ask the judge in August to dismiss the “ill-conceived lawsuit,” which is “a dispute between Universal Music Group’s merchandising company and MGA.”
MGA’s lawyers, Charles Price and Michael Patrick, said in court papers that MGA paid Universal’s merchandising company $1 million in April after getting assurances that Lady Gaga and her managers loved the dolls, but Universal and the singer never gave the final approval.
The lawyers said it is unclear if the first five dolls can be manufactured in time for the holidays even if the judge orders the approvals next month.
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