Sony Hit With $10M Suit Over Michael Jackson Royalties

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT) -- A man who says he's a former lawyer and manager for Michael Jackson and his siblings sued Sony Music Entertainment Inc. in California state court Monday, claiming he's owed more than $10 million in unpaid royalties.

Richard Arons said he served as co-manager of the Jacksons with their father in the 1970s, a role that earned him a contractual guarantee to 7.5 percent royalties on sales of eight albums, including Jackson's “Thriller” — the best-selling record of all time.

In a complaint filed Monday in Los...
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