Michael Jackson narrowly avoided having to attend yet another trial yesterday, only after a last minute settlement.
The trial would have been held in Los Angeles, at the behest of a Hollywood antiques store.
Mayfair Gallery filed a suit against Jackson last November, claiming that Jackson owed more than $178K for $380K worth of antiques that he bought in May 2004.
Jackson's lawyer claimed that the disputed items were returned to the store this past weekend, consequently the case is now closed.
This has been confirmed by the lawyer for Mayfair Gallery, quote:
"The matter was resolved to the satisfaction of all parties."
The moral of this story is, don't buy things if you cannot afford to pay for them.