A legal spat over Michael Jackson's memorabilia has been settled following an 18-month fight.
Collector Richard LaPointe accused the Jackson estate of keeping a treasure trove of King of Pop knick-knacks from him when officials halted a scheduled Julien's Auctions sale two months before Jackson's death in 2009.
LaPointe, the world's biggest collector of Beatles memorabilia, claimed he had pre-bid on many of the items going under the hammer at what would have been the largest authorised sale of Jackson items - and he was the only bidder.
The settlement calls for the Jackson estate to sell 64 of the 80-plus items in dispute, according to LaPointe’s lawyer, Nicholas Hornberger.
The auction was cancelled after Jackson reached a financial settlement with bosses at Julien’s Auctions, who will now go to trial to fight LaPointe's allegations of intentional interference and breach of contract.