Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Michael Jackson In London

Michael Jackson is in London, staying at the Dorchester Hotel, and has been besieged by fans.

Jackson is in London to record "From the Bottom of my Heart", a charity record for the victims of Katrina.

Jackson signed autographs and was pursued by fans through an underground car park.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Jackson Sues

Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit yesterday against Marcel Avram, a concert promoter.

Jackson and his company, MJ Company, sued Avram and his company for breach of contract. The suit also seeks a preliminary injunction to prevent Avram from proceeding with arbitration.

In November 2002 Jackson testified in a $21M lawsuit, brought against him by Avram. Avram accused Jackson of backing out of two concerts on New Year's Eve 1999.

In March 2003 a Santa Barbara County jury ruled that Jackson must pay Avram $5.3M.

Jackson and Avram seemingly reached a settlement agreement in 2003, that resolved existing and future claims related to the concerts. Any disputes regarding the settlement were to be resolved in Superior Court, as a part of the settlement agreement.

However, Avram has reportedly moved for arbitration scheduled for October 24.

Given Jackson's reportedly perilous financial condition, this is one that he cannot afford to lose.