The Michael Jackson Estate refused to pay Tohme Tohme his settlement money unless he agreed to a non-disparagement clause.
A seven-year-old lawsuit between Michael Jackson's estate and his former manager Tohme Tohme appears to be back on with a Los Angeles Superior Court judge refusing to enforce an oral settlement agreement.
Tohme Tohme was one of the last managers for Jackson before the singer died in 2009. He sued the estate, claiming he was owed a 15 percent commission on money Jackson made during the last year of his life, a cut of This Is It revenues and a finder's fee for a loan that stopped Neverland Ranch from going into foreclosure.
In May, a trial began — one that explored Michael Jackson's final days and the estate's contention that Tohme got Jackson to sign an unconscionable agreement and stole money from the singer.