Due Process Denied In Lionsgate '50/50' Suit, 7th Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (November 9, 2012, 2:46 PM EST) -- Eastland Music Group LLC on Wednesday reaffirmed its position that it is owed full consideration of its trademark infringement allegations against Lionsgate Entertainment Inc. over the film “50/50,” telling the Seventh Circuit that it was denied due process when an Illinois federal court prematurely dismissed its case.

In a reply brief filed with the appeals court, EMG argued that its allegations that the 2011 film violated its “PHIFTY-50” trademark were improperly dismissed by the Illinois court, saying the claims of fair use cited by Lionsgate and...
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