LOS ANGELES (AP) — The lawyer for the maker of Bratz dolls said Friday he will seek a mistrial over an ethnic slur made by a juror who has been dismissed from the copyright infringement case brought by Mattel Inc.

The juror made the remark about company CEO Isaac Larian during jury deliberations in the first phase of the federal trial in Riverside, said attorney Thomas Nolan, who represents MGA Entertainment Inc.

That phase ended on July 18 when jurors found the designer of Bratz characters conceived the idea for the dolls while working for Mattel.

The jury was considering possible damages during a separate proceeding that began Wednesday when the judge halted the case.