New Zealand’s highest court rejects Eminem damages appeal

FILE PHOTO: American rapper Marshall Mathers, professionally known as Eminem, reacts as he walks off the field after a pre-game coin toss between the Detroit Lions and the New York Jets before their NFL game in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s top court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by U.S. rapper Eminem against a lower court ruling that reduced the damages a political party was ordered to pay for using music similar to his 2002 hit “Lose Yourself” in a TV commercial. His music company Eight Mile was awarded NZ$600,000 ($393,840) […]

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