Eminem’s music publisher has asked a U.S. District Court judge in Detroit to enforce a settlement reached in a lawsuit against Apple totaling more than US$2.2 million, reports the “Detroit News” (http://detnews.com/article/20101009/ENT04/10090354/1424/ENT04?). The request by Ferndale-based Eight Mile Style LLC, filed under seal Tuesday, asked the court to enforce a settlement stemming from a lawsuit over downloads of the hip-hop star’s music on iTunes.
The settlement — never previously disclosed — has grown to more than $2.2 million, including attorney fees, according to court records. It was unclear which company was responsible for paying the settlement, but the only defendants in the case are Apple and Aftermath Records, says the “Detroit News.”
The motion was filed less than a month after a federal appeals court in California found Eminem’s former production company is entitled to more money from downloads of the rapper’s songs and ringtones.