1. Michael Jackson Documentary Featuring 'Private' Footage Triggers Lawsuit

    June 28, 2014 10:42 AM EDT Craig Williams seeks to confirm his company has valid rights on unseen footage from a 2007 photo shoot. The production company behind “Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot” has filed a lawsuit against the executors of the late singer's estat ...

  2. Michael Jackson Documentary Featuring 'Private' Footage Triggers Lawsuit

    June 28, 2014 10:42 AM EDT The production company behind “Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot” has filed a lawsuit against the executors of the late singer's estate. At the center of this dispute is never-before-seen footage taken of Jackson in 2007, two years before ...

  3. Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Insurance Settled

    January 15, 2014 5:44 PM EST The case, if it had gone to trial, would have put the focus once again on the singer's health in the weeks and months before he died. A lawsuit over the payout of a $17.5 million policy related to Michael Jackson's planned comeback conce ...

  4. Quincy Jones Files $10M Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Music

    October 25, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Quincy Jones has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with Michael Jackson projects released after the singer's death. The legendary producer who has won 27 Grammy Awards and produced the King of Pop's best-sell ...

  5. Michael Jackson Estate's Copyrights Violated By Website, Says Judge

    August 10, 2012 5:08 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that a businessman working with Michael Jackson's mother has violated copyrights owned by the singer's estate and should be blocked from future uses of the work. U.S. District Judge Dean P ...

  6. Michael Jackson Estate Sues Former Manager

    February 17, 2012 8:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson 's estate sued the singer's former manager on Friday, claiming he lined his own pockets by persuading the pop superstar to sign unconscionable contracts in the final year of his life. The lawsuit against Tohme R. Tohme came ...

  7. Michael Jackson Estate Sues Former Manager

    February 17, 2012 6:00 PM EST Michael Jackson's estate sued the singer's former manager on Friday, claiming he lined his own pockets by persuading the pop superstar to sign unconscionable contracts in the final year of his life. The lawsuit against Tohme R. Tohme cam ...

  8. Daniel Ek Talks Spotify's Growth at Entertainment Law Luncheon; John Branca Shares Priceless Michael Jackson Story

    February 10, 2012 9:02 PM EST (L-R)Ziffren Brittenham Partner John Branca, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek outside the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon and Scholarship Presentation Friday. (Photo: Michael Underwood/PictureGroup) BEVE ...

  9. Michael Jackson's 'Immortal' Won't Be His Last Album, Says Estate

    October 04, 2011 9:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson 's next posthumous album will be released in November and be chocked full of newly discovered outtakes and alternate versions of old hits, Epic Records announced on Monday. "Immortal" is actually the soundtrack for the ...

  10. Michael Jackson Estate: 'We'd Like Justice to Be Done'

    September 30, 2011 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The estate of Michael Jackson is, of course, watching the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray with great interest -- but with no formal involvement in the proceedings other than wanting "just to be done," according to one of the executors. "Th ...

  11. New Cirque du Soleil Show Is Michael Jackson 'On Steroids'

    September 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eleven months after announcing the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, writer/director Jamie King and his collaborators at Cirque du Soleil are itching to get the production under way on Oct. 2 in Montreal. And the Jackson estate -- which autho ...

  12. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert: Organizers, Fans & Family Butt Heads

    August 26, 2011 8:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 As preparations continue for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert, the show's organizers have been forced to go on the defensive after numerous Jackson fan clubs and two of the singer's brothers have publicly condemned the tribute. ...

  13. KISS Removed from Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Lineup

    August 16, 2011 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert dropped Kiss from the lineup after receiving widespread criticism for booking the band despite critical comments toward the late pop singer by bassist Gene Simmons. The announcement Tuesday came a day ...

  14. Michael Jackson Committed Suicide over Finances, Defense Lawyer Claims

    April 06, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A defense lawyer for Michael Jackson 's doctor said Wednesday the singer was so anguished about his deteriorating finances in his final days that he took desperate actions that caused his own death. The statements by attorney Edward Chernoff ca ...

  15. Michael Jackson Estate Sues Memorabilia Vendor

    January 21, 2011 9:24 AM EST 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson's estate on Thursday sued a businessman who has teamed up with the singer's mother to market memorabilia related to the late "king of pop" on the Web site jacksonsecretvault.com. The site, the lawsuit alleged, &q ...

  16. Michael Jackson's Father Denied Control of Son's Estate

    October 26, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A California appeals court rejected a bid Tuesday by Michael Jackson 's father to challenge the administration of his son's lucrative estate. A three-justice panel of the California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed a pr ...

  17. Calif. Court Hears Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 07, 2010 7:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson 's father was "grievously wronged" by a probate court that decided last year not to let him try to replace the administrators of his son's estate, an attorney argued Wednesday (Oct. 6). The arguments by attorney B ...

  18. Calif. Court Hears Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's father was "grievously wronged" by a probate court that decided last year not to let him try to replace the administrators of his son's estate, an attorney argued Wednesday (Oct. 6). The arguments by attorney ...

  19. Michael Jackson Manager Seeks $2.3 Million from Estate

    September 29, 2010 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson's final business manager asked a judge Tuesday to unseal detailed financial records from the singer's estate, arguing that the sealing of the documents could prevent him and other creditors from being paid. Business manage ...

  20. Records: Jackson's Funeral Cost Nearly $1 million

    November 11, 2009 8:14 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson 's private family funeral was fit for a king and had a price tag to match: roughly $1 million, according to court documents just released. Although Jackson died in June and had a large public tribute at the Staples Center in Los ...

  21. Judge Blocks Sublime Bandmembers From Using Name

    November 03, 2009 7:41 PM EST 0 0 0 A Los Angeles judge has shut down an effort by former bandmembers of Sublime to perform under the name. The preliminary injunction was issued today in a trademark lawsuit brought by the estate of the 90's ska-punk band's lead singer Bradle ...

  22. Michael Jackson Film Gets Green Light From Judge

    August 10, 2009 2:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Audiences will get to see the King of Pop perform one more time after a judge approved a major deal to produce a movie fashioned from footage of his final rehearsals. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff approved a deal on Friday betwe ...

  23. Michael Jackson's Estate Open For Business

    July 14, 2009 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two weeks after Michael Jackson's death , administrators of his estate are temporarily authorized to reopen for business and negotiate, among other things, agreements relating to the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" concert tour . ...

  24. Michael Jackson's Estate Open For Business

    July 14, 2009 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two weeks after Michael Jackson's death, administrators of his estate are temporarily authorized to reopen for business and negotiate, among other things, agreements relating to the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" concert tour. W ...

  25. L.A. Planning To Re-Try Spector For Murder

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The specter of Phil Spector will haunt Hollywood well into 2008. Yesterday (Sept. 26), the judge presiding over the legendary "Wall of Sound" producer's murder trial declared a mistrial after jurors i The specter of Phil Spector will ...

  26. Love Sued Over Unpaid Rehab Bill

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Santa Ana, Calif., drug rehabilitation center has sued Courtney Love, claiming the singer has repeatedly refused to pay her $181,000 bill for her stay there a year and a half ago. A Santa Ana, Calif., drug rehabilitation center has sued Courtney L ...

  27. Judge Dismisses Three Cases Against Courtney Love

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sobbing with joy, Courtney Love thanked a judge Monday after he terminated her probation and dismissed three misdemeanor cases, including two drug-related charges. Sobbing with joy, Courtney Love thanked a judge Monday after he terminated her probat ...

  28. Courtney Love Released From Rehab Center

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Courtney Love, who was confined to a lock-down substance abuse center earlier this year after violating her probation, can leave the facility for an outpatient program, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Fr Courtney Love, who was confined to a lock-down s ...

  29. Love Avoids Jail, Sentenced To Rehab

    September 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A subdued Courtney Love, clutching a copy of Bob Dylan's autobiography, was sentenced on Friday in Los Angeles to 180 days in jail for violating her probation, but will serve her time in a live-in dru A subdued Courtney Love, clutching a copy o ...

  30. Slash, Duff Sue Axl Over Publishing

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Guns N' Roses principals Slash and Duff McKagan have sued frontman Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the group's copyrights. Former Guns N' Roses principals Slash and Duff McKagan have sued frontman Ax ...

  31. Courtney Love Ordered Into Drug Rehab

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Courtney Love tearfully admitted using drugs in violation of her probation terms today (Aug. 19) in Los Angeles. The rocker-actress was ordered into a 28-day drug treatment program by a judge who said Courtney Love tearfully admitted using drugs in ...

  32. Weitzman Joins Greenberg Glusker

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran trial attorney Howard Weitzman on May 11 joined the firm of Greenberg Glusker in Los Angeles. Veteran trial attorney Howard Weitzman on May 11 joined the firm of Greenberg Glusker in Los Angeles. Weitzman's practice includes civil, cr ...

  33. Love Ordered To Stand Trial For Assault

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Courtney Love was ordered yesterday (Oct. 27) to stand trial on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon in Los Angeles despite her attorney's claim that the case had been "grossly overcharged. Courtney Love was ordered yesterday (O ...