Jackson Estate Wins Deposition Bid In Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 2:36 PM EST) -- Administrators of Michael Jackson's estate have won a bid to depose a reported business partner of the late superstar's mother in an intellectual property battle against a purported charity organization.

Magistrate Judge Paul L. Abrams on Tuesday granted the plaintiffs' ex parte application to compel deposition of Howard Mann, accused of illegally licensing Jackson's trademarks, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, ordering him to appear for questioning Feb. 11 following his failure to cooperate with the third-party deposition subpoena he received...
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