Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jackson Comes To London

In a surprising volte face, despite health concerns (alleged earlier in the week by his lawyer), Michael Jackson has agreed to come to London to give evidence at the high court where he is being sued for $7m by Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Jackson's lawyer, Robert Englehart, told the court that Jackson's doctors have given him the all-clear to travel this weekend.

Jackson will appear on Monday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sick Day

Seemingly, according to Michael Jackson's legal team, he is too sick to travel to the UK to appear at the High Court wrt the $7M allegedly owed by Jackson to Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Jackson wants to be able to give testimony via video link.

Sheikh Abdulla's lawyer, Bankim Thanki, is a tad cynical about the severity of Jackson's illness. He noted that if the alleged diagnosis is positive, it could be treated with a bandage.

Quote on Billboard:

"It's not the first time a sick note has been presented by Mr Jackson."

The question over whether Jackson appears or not will be answered tomorrow.

The case continues.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shiekh Claims He Wrote Songs

Bankim Thanki QC, lawyer for Sheikh Abdulla (who is suing Michael Jackson for $7M), spoke int eh High Court yesterday.

"The idea was to create a new recording label to kickstart his musical career.

The idea was to relaunch his career from a base far away from his well-publicised criminal trial

Mr Thanki claimed that Sheikh Abdulla wrote a song that Jackson recorded the day after his trial ended in California in 2005.

The sheikh wanted to release it as a charity single to help victims of the Boxing Day tsunami the previous year.

Jackson is expected to give evidence via videolink from Los Angeles.

The case continues and is expected to last 12 days.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jackson Faces Court Case

Another day, another court case!

Michael Jackson is being sued for $7M in the High Court in London today by Sheikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, son of the King of Bahrain.

The $7M claim relates to allegations that Jackson reneged on a record deal made in 2005, when Jackson stayed in Bahrain.

The sheikh claims that the proceeds of the project were to be used to repay money he had loaned Jackson.

Jackson claims that the payments were "gifts", and that the project was never finalised.

It is unlikely that fans of Jackson will glimpse him in the High Court, the nature of such cases is that a settlement may well be agreed outwith court.