Astronomer’s False Endorsement Claim Against Mattel, American Girl Will Move Forward

Astronomer’s False Endorsement Claim Against Mattel, American Girl Will Move Forward

By Steven T. Lowe / May 14, 2021

Lucianne Walkowicz, an accomplished astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, filed suit against Mattel and its American Girl brand alleging that the companies stole their likeness to create an astronaut doll named “Luciana Vega.” On Thursday, February 11, 2021, a Wisconsin federal judge trimmed the suit down to a false endorsement claim. A false…

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