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Barbie to Bratz: Pay Me, Bitch!

8/26/2008 6:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Somebody call Ken because he's getting lucky tonight! A Federal jury has just awarded Mattel Inc. -- the manufacturer of Barbie -- $40 million in a copyright case against maker of Bratz dolls.

The Bratz dolls are designed by a former employee of Mattel, and a jury has decided that the designer came up with the Bratz idea while he was still working for Mattel. But Bratz shouldn't smear too much mascara over the money loss -- according to some estimates, Bratz brings in about $500 mil a year.

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