Jackson's Estate Settles Suit With 'Thriller' Video Director

Law360, Los Angeles (August 1, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT) -- A California probate judge on Wednesday approved a settlement resolving litigation between the estate of Michael Jackson and director John Landis, who claimed the late pop singer cheated him out of money made off the iconic "Thriller" music video he helped produce.

Landis and his company Levitsky Productions Inc. sued Jackson in January 2009, about four months before the pop star's untimely death, alleging Jackson had for years refused to pay him a share of profits made off the music video and a behind-the-scenes documentary that...
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