An Indiana federal judge ordered Michael Jackson to return to Indianapolis within three weeks to give a deposition the pop star missed after he was briefly hospitalized because of illness.

An Indiana federal judge ordered Michael Jackson to return to Indianapolis within three weeks to give a deposition the pop star missed after he was briefly hospitalized because of illness. Judge Philip P. Simon yesterday (May 22) also ordered Jackson's attorneys to document the illness that led the singer to miss giving the court-ordered deposition in a copyright lawsuit.

Jackson was hospitalized in Indianapolis briefly Wednesday after he fell ill before the deposition could begin. He was released after a couple of hours and boarded a private jet that evening to return to Los Angeles, a Jackson spokesperson said.

Simon had ordered Jackson to give a deposition in a lawsuit alleging that the Jackson Five used the name of another Gary, Ind., band and two of their songs without license. Gordon Keith, the man who signed the Jackson Five to his Gary-based Steeltown Records in 1967, and musician Elvy Woodard accuse Michael, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson of infringing on the trade name Ripples & Waves, which was the name of another Gary band during the 1960s.


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