Finally, 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.
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