10/11/2010

Legal Cases Updates

- AllGood Entertainment Inc. vs. Michael Jackson: AGE filed documents on the apellate court on September 17, 2010. No important updates until now.

- AQ Consulting vs. The Estate of Michael Jackson: The Bahrain company sued the MJ Estate because of an alleged unpaid fee of $1 million.

- John Landis and Ola Ray are suing the Estate for unpaid "Thriller" video royalties. Ray's case will go on jury trial next May, while Landis' trial will be decided on October 29th, 2010.

- Jose Freddie Vallejos vs. The Estate of Michael Jackson: The Los Angeles man sued the MJ Estate saying the city shouldn't pay for MJ's funeral. Next hearing on October 28, 2010.

- MJ Publishing Trust has 19 pending legal cases related to copyright infrigments.

- Nederlander Presentations Inc. sued the Estate on June 17th, 2010. They state that the Estate breached a previous agreement with MJ for a broadway musical. Next hearing on October 24th, 2010.

- Richard Lapointe sued the Estate for a never been MJ auction where he bidded over several items. Majority of his claims has been dismissed. Next hearing on March 11th, 2011.

- Seven Echols sued the Estate for unpaid security bills. Next hearing on October 21st, 2010.

- The Estate sued Melissa Johnson for illegal use of MJ's likeness. The second set of lawyers withdrawed from Johnson's side.

- Universal Music-Z Tunes sued the Van Passel brothers in New York, claiming that the court order regarding "You Are Not Alone" is invalid in the USA. Van Passels alleged that YANA was a copyright infrigment of their previous song "If We Can Start All Over". Universal says that the Belgian court did not make an appropiate investigation if the Van Passel song was original. YANA's rights are owned by Universal now.

1 comment:

skeptikos said...

A woman who says she’s Billie Jean Jackson is suing
Judge Mitchell Beckloff for discrimination, emotional
distress and prejudice, in a $600 million lawsuit filed
in LA Superior Court on Tuesday, RadarOnline.com
has learned.

http://www.radaronline.com/sites/radaronline.com/files/billie%20jean%20doc.pdf