Tuesday 24 August 2010, 13:25 | By CMU Editorial
Jackson Five lawsuit dismissed, Murray trial decision scheduled
A lawsuit brought against Michael Jackson shortly before his death in 2009 has been dismissed.
As previously reported, AllGood Entertainment claimed that Jackson had breached a contract with them when he signed up for his ultimately doomed O2 residency, because he had already signed an exclusivity deal with them to perform at a televised reunion concert with the Jackson Five. AllGood sued Jackson for $40 million, and after his death sent a $300 million creditor’s note to the singer’s estate. However, last week a judge dismissed the claim.
The Jackson family’s lawyer, Howard Weitzman, said that the case had “never had any merit and the claim was frivolous from day one. Michael Jackson never agreed to participate in a concert promoted by AllGood as the judge clearly found in his opinion”.
In other Michael Jackson court news, Dr Conrad Murray, who is accused of killing the singer by providing him with a lethal dose of anaesthetic, will have a preliminary hearing in January to decide whether or not he should face a full trial for involuntary manslaughter.
Judge Michael Pastor scheduled the preliminary hearing for 4 Jan at the Los Angeles Superior Court this week. Murray was present at the brief court session, as were members of the Jackson family, including Michael’s parents Joe and Katherine.