Michael Jackson Agent's Contract Suit Hangs By Thread

Law360, Los Angeles (March 12, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday indicated he will likely throw out former Michael Jackson manager Freddy DeMann's lawsuit 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 singer's estate.

At a Tuesday hearing, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff said he was strongly leaning toward dismissing DeMann's complaint without leave to amend because “the case requires a creditor's claim.”

Judge Beckloff expressed doubts as to whether DeMann...
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