Michael Jackson's Estate Urges Dismissal Of Ex-Agent's Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 4, 2012, 5:38 PM EST) -- Michael Jackson's estate urged a California judge Tuesday to throw out former Jackson manager Freddy DeMann's suit over commissions from the posthumous "repackaging" of the pop star’s work, saying the suit is barred because DeMann never filed a creditor's claim against the estate.

The estate's attorney Jeryll Cohen said DeMann was receiving royalties at the time of Jackson's death in 2009 under his 1978 management agreement and should have filed a creditor's claim “to preserve [his] right to continue to receive those royalties.” DeMann sued the...
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