CATEGORIES Movie NewsFinally, some movie lawsuit news that doesn't involve 'The Hangover Part II.' According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eastland Music Group has filed a lawsuit against the filmmakers of '50/50,' claiming that the film's title was stolen. EMG says that it has been using the "50/50" and "Phifty-50" name since 2000, and that they have a common law trademark on "50/50" (which means the title is "never formally registered but potentially still recognized as intellectual property if it was used continuously"). The label originally sent a request to the studio back in September (the movie was released on Sept. 30) to stop using '50/50.' Obviously, that didn't work.
THR also states that EMG is demanding "a permanent injunction against use of the title, the destruction of all products where '50-50' is affixed, and an award of all of the film's sales and revenues as a result of the alleged infringement."
'50/50' has currently grossed $34 million. So ... that means the plaintiff wants all of that?
No word on whether EMG is suing individuals who make bets on coin flips.
Gallery | 5 Movie Lawsuits
'Natural Born Killers'The family of a Louisiana store clerk, who was shot by a young couple on a crime spree, sued Oliver Stone, claiming this movie inspired the crimes. The lawsuit was eventually dropped.
'The Hangover, Part II'What hasn't 'The Hangover, Part II' been sued for at this point? First the filmmakers were hit with a lawsuit alleging that they copied Mike Tyson's face tattoo without permission. That was dropped, but then they were sued again by a stunt man who suffered injuries on set. (That lawsuit is still pending.) A man also sued the filmmakers, claiming that they stole his life story and used it for 'Hangover, Part II.' Yeesh.
'Borat'Another movie that spawned a ton of legal trouble: writer/star Sacha Baron Cohen was sued for defamation as well as using footage of people without their permission.
'Passion of the Christ'The movie's screenwriter, Benedict Fitzgerald, sued Mel Gibson over not paying him enough money for the film. They settled out of court.
'Coming to America'Writer Art Buchwald sued Paramount Pictures, claiming that they stole his idea for 'Coming to America.' Buchwald won the lawsuit.
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