Eminem Challenges Monetary Ruling From New Zealand Appeals Court
Eminem and his legal team are doing everything in their power to protect the earnings from their ongoing copyright infringement case overseas. According to an AU News report published today (March 6), Eminem’s company Eight Mile Style filed documents to New Zealand’s Supreme Court last month to challenge the appeals court ruling, which reduced the money they won from the National Party of New Zealand.
Back in 2017, New Zealand's National Party paid $NZ4800 for a song that sounds a lot like Eminem's "Lose Yourself" to use in their 2014 campaign for presidential hopeful John Key. After their promotion containing the song ran at least 186 times on television, the publishers of the 2002 track off Em’s 8 Mile soundtrack, who had not cleared any version of the song to be used, filed a lawsuit and ended up winning $500,000 from the conservative party down under. However, back in December, New Zealand's appeals court ruled in favor of the conservative political party and cut the amount to $NZ225,000, which amounts to $152,898 U.S. dollars.
Now the ball is in New Zealand’s Supreme Court. In an effort to secure the entire bag that was promised to them, lawyers for Eight Mile Style LLC., which comprises of Marshall Mathers, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto, filed new court documents that challenge the ruling and brought it all the way to the country’s Supreme Court. As of this report, the highest court in NZ hasn't confirmed whether they will consider Eminem's case.
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