Judge Throws Out $300 Million Lawsuit Against Jackson Estate

A New York judge has dismissed a $300 million (£200 million) lawsuit against MICHAEL JACKSON's estate.
Last year (09), the late Thriller star's administrators were sued by lawyers for Allgood Entertainment, who accused Jackson and his agent Frank Dileo of pulling out of the company's planned Jackson 5 shows to "secretly team up with AEG (Live) to produce a concert or series of concerts in London."
It was claimed Dileo had agreed that Jackson and his siblings would perform a string of reunion gigs, but then reneged on the deal after committing to an ill-fated residency at London's O2 Arena.
But a judge in a Big Apple court sided with the Jacksons on Thursday (19Aug10), throwing out the lawsuit because the superstar and his brothers never signed off the deal, according to TMZ.com.
Jackson's estate lawyer Howard Weitzman tells the website, "This case never had any merit and the claim was frivolous from day one."


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I Wish all the ass**les of this World would just leave Muchael RIP,,,,,STOP IT THATS ENEOUGH HES DEAD DONT YOU IDIOTS GET IT STOP YOUR IGNORANCE AND LET HIM BE,, THIS WAS A TRADGEDY TO HIS FAMILY ,CHILDREN AND THE FANS WHO TRUELY LOVED HIM SO ALL YOU SHARKS OUT THERE GO FISH SOMEWHERE ELSE!God Please Protect MJ & his family from these beasts, I Truely Loved Michael as a Fan of his Art & talent with his Music & dancing & I'm sure if I ever met him I would Love him and cherish that memory cuz now you Mr Jerk Murry Killed Him and left a frenzy for the media to attack Mj every chance they can, you will get what you deserve one day. I Believe in MJ his life is gone NOT HIS L.O.V.E I still feel it in his music,God Bless You Michael Jackson & his children & famile and of course us the true fans of MJ'S
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MICHAEL JACKSON..........
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To "BHODI" AND "NO_SHOCK"f**k OFF!!! You obsessed MJ hating (or shall I say loving) lunatics are always posting crap on news stories related to him. Wonder why?? Well it's clear that you have psychiatric problems. P.S. This news story is recycled, just like the one about Janet channeling her anger at his death into her film. When will the media STOP relying on Michael for news stories?? MICHAEL IS DEAD!!! The media will NOT accept this because of their greed & evil capitalist vulturous nature. Stop feeding off a dead man. Let him rest. You disrespected him in life, now you want to continue your bulls**t. Now the media will move onto his kids and make their lives a living hell.
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Hail to the judge...,funny what people will do when it comes to money....even bleeding a person who has passed away....
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if michael was still alive they probably wouldnt through the court case out and it would be headlines all over the world trying to crucify him so he is in a better place.RIP.
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I do want to hear news about Michael. Although he has been dead one year, I miss him. It saddens me when I think of how senseless his death was. I'm glad the judge acted on the side of good sense and threw this claim where it belonged....in the trash.
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