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  • Writer's pictureVolume 82 Magazine

T.I. & Tiny's Lawsuit Against the Owner of L.O.L. Dolls Ended As a Mistrial

T.I. and Tiny's trial against the toymaker MGA who makes L.O.L. Surprise dolls, ended as a mistrial. The couple sued MGA for cultural misappropriation and for creating toys that used the likeness of their former girl group O.M.G. Girlz. T.I. and Tiny's attorneys argued that MGA's toy line put out 31 dolls that used the group's likeness and copied their look without credit, earning their company millions of dollars.

The judge felt that some testimony about MGA was improperly played for the jury and therefore called a mistrial. MGA's attorneys also said T.I. and Tiny's attorneys violated rules for sharing information about trial depositions. The attorneys also argued that the company's founder, Isaac Larian, was inspired by his daughter to create the toy line to make dolls that culturally resembled her. The legal team further argued that the style of the L.O.L. Dolls look like various artists and influencers, not just the O.M.G. Girlz. MGA's toy making journey began decades ago with their Bratz toy line.

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