Michael Jackson's Estate Wins €5M Licensing Fight

Law360, New York (September 26, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT) -- An arbitrator dismissed a German lawyer's claim for €5 million ($6.5 million) against the estate of the late Michael Jackson over a merchandise licensing agreement, according to court papers filed in California court Tuesday.

Jurgen Bachus filed the claim in July 2010 — more than a year after Jackson's death — alleging the entertainer breached the licensing agreement by failing to pay him €5 million for a 15 percent stake in his company MJ Net Entertainment AG. The agreement with Jackson's Triumph International Inc. gave MJ...
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