The drama started back in 2007, when Eminem’s publishing company
filed a multimillion-dollar suit against Apple for allegedly selling downloads of 93 songs by Eminem without paying appropriate compensation. The company also filed suit against Universal-owned Aftermath Records for unlawfully negotiating the iTunes deal.
went to trial last year after the parties failed to reach a settlement, and after five days in federal court, a deal was struck and an undisclosed settlement was reached.
Though the settlement should have signaled an end to this ordeal, Eight Mile Style’s latest filing indicates that the battle isn’t over just yet. It’s unclear how much of the $2.2 million is owed by Apple and how much is owed by Universal, but what does seem clear is that neither party is jumping at the opportunity to pay up.