Michael Jackson Estate / Nachlassverwaltung

  • ich erstelle mal ein neues thema zum sammeln aller neuigkeiten, die michaels nachlass betreffen.

    Katherine Jackson replaces lawyers in estate battle

    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Michael Jackson's mother fired the lawyers helping her fight for control of her son's estate, but her new lawyer missed a key hearing where the judge gave more power to the men she is opposing.
    Katherine Jackson, with Michael in 2005, is challenging the appointment of Michael's estate trustees.

    Katherine Jackson replaced lawyers Burt Levitch and Londell McMillan with Adam Streisand, a lawyer known for his expertise in Los Angeles probate cases.

    "The family came to a decision before they called me," Streisand said. "They felt they needed a different perspective and fresh look at how this case was being approached."

    But Streisand arrived at court Thursday minutes after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ended a hearing in which he granted a request from estate special administrators John Branca and John McClain for more authority to make deals on behalf of Jackson's estate.

    "I want this estate to move forward and I want these creditors to be dealt with," Beckloff said. "And while we are proceeding in this posture, I want Mrs. Jackson to have information about what is going on and I don't want to be in court all the time."

    The process of probate of Jackson's will, which named Branca and McClain as executors, has been slowed since soon after the pop star's June 25 death by numerous legal challenges filed by Katherine Jackson's lawyers, led by Levitch.

    Howard Weitzman, lead lawyer for the estate's administrators, expressed optimism that the two sides would be able to work better toward a settlement with Streisand in charge.

    The estate's administrators were able to make a series of deals expected to bring in at least $100 million to the estate this year, mostly through a documentary movie that premieres next week.

    Katherine Jackson's legal team has asked that a member of the Jackson family "have a seat at the table" as a third executor.

    They've also raised questions in sealed court papers about possible conflicts of interest that might prevent Branca and McClain from controlling the estate.

    Streisand said the Jackson family was frustrated with the inability "to get this case going."

    He indicated Katherine Jackson still planned to challenge Branca and McClain's control of her son's wealth.

    Under the 2002 will, Michael Jackson's three children and his mother are the chief beneficiaries of his estate, while unnamed charities will share in 20 percent of the wealth.

    Streisand said when he met with Katherine Jackson and the children to discuss the case, they were united.

    He said Jackson patriarch Joe Jackson was not present at the meeting and he's never talked with him.

    Joe Jackson appeared frustrated earlier this month when he attended his first hearing in the probate process, suggesting the lawyers should be more aggressive in court.

    Streisand said the three Jackson children are doing "absolutely wonderful."


  • Judge Gives Jackson Estate Lawyers New Power

    John Branca and John McClain, lawyers for Michael Jackson's estate, were granted new authority at a hearing on Thursday.

    Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled that Branca and McClain don't have to ask the judge's permission to make standard decisions about a variety of administrative matters regarding Jackson's estate, says the Associated Press.


  • Another Day, Another MJ Creditor's Claim
    Posted Oct 23rd 2009 12:15PM by TMZ Staff
    Betcha didn't see this coming -- another creditor's claim has been filed against Michael Jackson's estate.
    This time, it was filed by an accounting firm called Cannon and Company, that claims Michael owes $56,582 for services rendered earlier this year.
    Actually, one of the invoices is from July of this year -- the month after Michael died.

    .... und schon wieder jemand der Geld will :negativ, letzte Rechnung von Juli diesen Jahres ......:?

  • Na klasse... Das ist ja ekelhaft.

  • Jackson Sued by Disgruntled Choreographer
    Posted Oct 26th 2009 3:56PM by TMZ Staff
    An ex-choreographer who allegedly worked for Michael Jackson is the latest person to file a creditor's claim against Jackson's estate.

    LaVelle Smith Jr. filed a suit today claiming he worked for Jackson for several different stretches in 2008 and 2009. Smith says Jackson only paid him part of what he was supposed to get and he is owed $144,500.

    Take a number.

    Und noch einer der Geld will............. :negativ:negativ:negativ
    Das diese Personen erst jetzt um die Ecke kommen, wo Michael tot ist - was haben die wohl nur im Hirn :money
    Da wird mir doch mehr wie :würg

  • Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ collaborators, former manager seek payments for unpaid debts
    By AP
    October 29th, 2009

    Michael Jackson

    Jackson collaborators seek debt payments

    LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson’s collaborators on “Thriller” say they are due more than $2.3 million from the singer’s estate.

    George Folsey Jr., the producer of the iconic 14-minute “Thriller” video, filed a claim Thursday for more than $1 million he says he’s owed.

    An attorney for the video’s director, John Landis, filed creditors claims against the singer’s estate — also on Thursday — saying they are likely due more than $1.3 million. Landis and his company sued Jackson before his death, claiming the singer hadn’t paid Landis his share of profits in recent years.

    Landis also sued to stop Jackson from exploiting new “Thriller” projects, such as a Broadway show. Those cases are still pending.

    Jackson’s former manager, Leonard Rowe, also claimed Thursday the singer owed him more than $300,000.


  • looool, der rowe will 300.000?

    selbst wenn da was war, .....wie lächerlich.
    Habe immer wieder das Gefühl, daß einige freischaffende Zünfte samt Mangager ihre Stundensätze nach Belieben in den Himmel schrauben. Besonders, wenn es darum geht von einem Toten Geld zu bekommen.

    Was mich generell an der regelrechten Flut von neuen Klagen wundert.....wenn jemand denkt, von Mike noch Geld zu bekommen, dann dürfte es doch der normale Weg sein, sich erstmal mit den beiden Johns vom Estate in Kontakt zu setzen und denen die Faktenlage zu erläutern. Wäre schonmal interessant zu hören, ob das vorher geschieht und sie es ablehnen, oder aber die Leute sofort zum Gericht rennen (vielleicht in der Hoffnung die Nachlaßverwalter so unter Druck setzen zu können, damit sie einem Vegleich zustimmen, um die enormen Gerichtskosten zu sparen).

  • MJ Accused of Stiffing Lawyers Out of $1.5 Mil
    Posted Oct 30th 2009 6:43PM by TMZ Staff
    A team of Michael Jackson's former lawyers claim the singer owes them more than $1.5 million dollars stemming from an agreement he signed way back in 2007.
    The firm -- Mundell, Odlum & Haws -- filed a creditor's claim against Jackson's estate today, explaining how they were never paid back for a $1,144,808.95 promisary note Jackson signed back in 2007. It's unclear what the note was for.
    The firm also claims they were never paid for hundreds of thousands of dollars of legal work they performed for Jackson from December 2007 through June 24, 2009 -- the day before Jackson died.
    Grand total -- $1,571,768.62 plus interest.
    Add this one to the stack....

    Na, klar und jetzt kommen noch ein paar Anwalte die Geld haben wollen - schlappe $1,57Mio........ was die wohl für Stundensätze veranschlagt haben :spinnen

  • Jackson Musical Creditor's Claim
    Posted Nov 2nd 2009 1:10PM by TMZ Staff
    Old Man Creditor ... just keeps rollin' along. Yet another Michael Jackson creditor's claim ...

    This time Audio 4 Video Digital, Inc. wants $736,502.59 for rented sound recording and audio equipment "in connection with the making of a musical."

    Michael is listed as the performer and the producer.

    Here's what's interesting. One of the bills lists the start date as 6/9 and the finish date as 6/25 ... the day Jackson died.

  • MJ's Last Recording - Subject of Creditor's Claim
    Posted Nov 2nd 2009 1:30PM by TMZ Staff
    We've now learned the basis for the latest creditor's claim against Michael Jackson's estate -- and it could be a goldmine.

    As we first reported, Audio 4 Video Digital (A4V Digital, Inc.), filed a creditor's claim for $736,502.59. Sources connected with A4V tell TMZ that Jackson had been recording songs shortly before he died and A4V was working on the music at the time of his death.

    An A4V source says the company is a co-owner -- along with the estate -- of the copyright for the sound recordings. This could represent the last work of Michael Jackson -- so good, bad or ugly, it could be the royal jackpot.

    We're also told A4V was working with Jackson for years before his death and has a stockpile of recordings that have never been released.

  • Jackson Creditor's Claim Over Neverland
    Posted Nov 4th 2009 2:13PM by TMZ Staff
    A British law firm is the latest to file a creditor's claim against Michael Jackson's estate, and it involves the "sale of Neverland."

    There had been rumors Jackson put the ranch up for sale, but they were never confirmed. Now the law firm of Atkins Thomson Solicitors in London is asking for $209,204.36.

    The services the firm claims to have performed involved "General discussions re Michael Jackson, personal and professional situation dealing with Colony Capital, Tohme Tohme, Frank Dileo, and Others, Work in Relation to the Sale of Neverland."

    The firm also claims to have done work with Jackson's U.S. lawyers and AEG. The firm also did legal work for the London concerts.

  • Michael Jackson's father moves to oust will executors

    Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- The battle for control of Michael Jackson's estate took another turn Monday as the pop singer's father filed a challenge of the men named as executors in Jackson's 2002 will.

    Joe Jackson, who was not named as a beneficiary of the will, contends John Branca and John McClain must be disqualified as executors because they hid from the court a mistake regarding Jackson's signature, Brian Oxman, Joe Jackson's attorney, told CNN.

    The signature section of the will said it was signed on July 7, 2002, in Los Angeles, although there is proof Michael Jackson was in New York on that date, Oxman said.

    "The executors have an obligation to tell the court the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth," Oxman said. "But for four months they've been silent as to where this will was signed. They are concealing this from the court and you cannot do that."

    Howard Weitzman, one of the attorneys for Branca and McClain, responded by saying Joe Jackson's claims "are so outrageous that they don't deserve any response."

    "John Branca and John McClain, who were designated by Michael Jackson in his will as executors of his estate, will continue carrying out Michael's wishes for the benefit of his mother, his children and charities," Weitzman said in a statement.

    Judge Mitchell Beckloff, who is overseeing the probate of Jackson's estate, will hold a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday morning. It is expected he will choose a date in that hearing to consider the arguments on these and other matters related to the estate, Oxman said.

    Joe Jackson also filed a request last week asking Judge Beckloff to order the estate to pay him a monthly allowance. While he is married to Jackson's mother -- Katherine Jackson -- he lives separately in Las Vegas and does not share in the monthly allowance from the estate.

    Oxman filed a petition Monday afternoon listing 11 grounds for Branca and McClain's dismissal as executors.

    In addition to the issue of where the will was signed, Oxman said Branca had several conflicts of interest concerning his involvement with overseeing the partnership between Jackson and Sony to own music catalogues.

    The petition also contends that Branca was fired as Jackson's lawyer in 2003, but failed to resign as an executor to the estate as he was ordered.

    Michael Jackson died June 25, but the probate of his will has been slowed by a series of court squabbles.

    Katherine Jackson is pursuing her own challenge of Branca and McClain. Her lawyers have indicated they would present evidence that the men have possible conflicts of interest that would disqualify them.

    Oxman said his grounds for challenging them is separate and different from Katherine Jackson's challenge.

    Katherine Jackson's legal team has asked that a member of the Jackson family "have a seat at the table" -- as a third executor.

    Under the 2002 will, Michael Jackson's three children and his mother are the chief beneficiaries of his estate, while unnamed charities will share in 20 percent of the wealth.


  • Keinen Cent für Papa Joe
    Michael Jackson: Das Erbe

    11.11.2009, 10:12

    Der Vater von Michael Jackson erbt nichts. Joe Jackson hatte kürzlich gefordert, gegen den testamentarisch erklärten Willen des "King of Pop" am Nachlass beteiligt zu werden.

    Er soll seine Kinder geschlagen und sie aus dem Paradies der Kindheit verstoßen haben, als er sie zu Auftritten auf die Bühne trieb, heißt es über Joe Jackson. Das sind mögliche Gründe dafür, warum Michael Jackson seinen Vater von einem möglichen Erbe ausschloss. Joe Jackson wollte nicht hinnehmen, dass Michael ihn nicht bedacht hatte und forderte nach dessen Tod, am Nachlass beteiligt zu werden. Jetzt hat Papa Joe vor Gericht eine Schlappe erlitten.

    Ein Gericht in Los Angeles wies die Forderung von Joe Jackson jetzt zurück und ht Kritik an den Nachlassverwaltern zurückgewiesen. "Joe Jackson erhält nichts von diesem Nachlass. Das war eine Entscheidung seines Sohnes", sagte Richter Mitchell Beckloff. Im Testament wurde der Vater ausgeschlossen. Jacksons Besitz soll stattdessen unter seiner Mutter und seinen Kindern sowie Kinderhilfsorganisationen aufgeteilt werden. Per Gerichtsentscheid erhält die Großmutter aus dem Vermögen des Superstars monatlich fast 87.000 Dollar Unterhalt für sich und ihre drei Enkel.

    Jacksons Eltern leben seit Jahren getrennt in Las Vegas und Los Angeles, sind aber nicht offiziell geschieden. Joe Jackson hatte in der vergangenen Woche vor Gericht eine monatliche Unterstützung von 15.000 Dollar aus dem Nachlass beantragt.

    Das Gericht entschied weiter, dass Joe Jackson auch die Ernennung der Testamentsverwalter nicht anfechten könne. Er könne aber eine Unterstützungszahlung aus dem Nachlass beantragen, nachdem er geltend gemacht habe, monatlich Geld von seinem Sohn erhalten zu haben. Joe Jackson gab an monatlichen Ausgaben unter anderem 1200 Dollar für Miete, 2500 Dollar fürs Essengehen und 3000 Dollar für Hotels an.


  • Jackson Executors Approved by Judge
    Posted Nov 12th 2009 1:48PM by TMZ Staff
    It's official -- John Branca and John McClain have been named the executors of Michael Jackson's estate.
    The papers were signed and stamped today.

  • Dr. Tohme Tohme Wants Money Money from MJ
    Posted Nov 13th 2009 1:39PM by TMZ Staff
    Michael Jackson's former manager just filed a huge creditor's claim against the estate ... and it's mostly over the sale of Neverland Ranch in 2008.

    In the documents, filed yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court, Dr. Tohme² says he was promised a certain fee from Michael if he could locate a company to save Neverland Ranch from foreclosure last year.

    Dr. Tohme² claims he's the one who brought Colony Capital LLC to the table -- the company T² says forked over $23 million to save Neverland. Dr. Tohme² wants his cut of the deal -- which he claims is approximately $2.3 million.

    In July of 2008, Dr. Tohme² also says Michael promised him 15% of the singer's "gross compensation within the entertainment industry" -- but T² has no clue how much he's owed for this one.

    The doc wants in excess of $2.3 million.

    Jetzt will dieser Kotzbrocken Dr. Thome :kotz auch noch Geld ...........