This is a list about MJ related lawsuits. I added short summary of case description and latest developments in each case for ease of following.  I will be updating this list every few months.

MJ Estate v. IRS (Link)

Description:This lawsuit is about the estate tax dispute. IRS is demanding $731 Million in estate tax. MJ Estate challenged IRS by filing a lawsuit.

Latest developments:  After participating in settlement talks for over a year and filing three stipulation of settled issues, the case is put on the calendar of the tax court. Trial is scheduled for February 2017. Most of 2016 will be spent with discovery and trial preperation.

 Noval Williams Films v. MJ Estate (Link)

Description: This is a dispute about “Last Photo Shoot” documentary. The documentary uses footage from two photo shoots from 2007. It also includes some photos. Estate believes some content are owned by MJ and MJ didn’t give consent for release of the footage. Noval Williams is seeking a declaratory relief that they aren’t infringing copyrights. 

Latest developments:  Case is ongoing at New York court. Estate responded with filing their counter claims to the complaint. Noval Williams Films request to dismiss some of Estate's counter claims were denied. Discovery has started and will continue until July 2016. Parties expect the trial to last 5 days. No trial date has been set yet (End of 2016/ early 2017 seems likely.) Next hearing is set for June 2016.

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This is a list about MJ related lawsuits. I added short summary of case description and latest developments in each case for ease of following.  I will be updating this list every few months.

Previous updates

July 2015 Update: http://dailymichael.com/news/306-mj-related-lawsuit-updates-july-2015

May 2015 Update : http://dailymichael.com/news/299-mj-related-lawsuit-updates-may-2015

January 2015 Update: http://dailymichael.com/news/290-mj-related-lawsuit-updates-january-2015

November 2014 Update : http://dailymichael.com/news/286-mj-related-lawsuit-updates-november-2014

MJ Estate v. IRS (Link)

Description:This lawsuit is about the estate tax dispute. IRS is demanding $731 Million in estate tax. MJ Estate challenged IRS by filing a lawsuit.

Latest developments:  No new developments since last update. Parties are still in settlement talks.Next status report is due November 2015.

 Noval Williams Films v. MJ Estate (Link)

Description: This is a dispute about “Last Photo Shoot” documentary. The documentary uses footage from two photo shoots from 2007. It also includes some photos. Estate believes some content are owned by MJ and MJ didn’t give consent for release of the footage. Noval Williams is seeking a declaratory relief that they aren’t infringing copyrights. 

Latest developments: Case has been filed in New York and Estate has filed a motion to dismiss the case or in alternative move it to California. Estate also filed a motion to disqualify Noval Williams Films attorney Markovich who also happens to be a producer of the movie as well as an owner and manager at Noval Williams Films. Early September Judge ruled saying the case will stay in New York and disqualified Noval Williams Films attorney. Noval Williams found a new lawyer. Estate filed their answer and counterclaims to the complaint on September 17th. Estate's counter claims mention 7 instances of copyright infringement of MJ photographs. Estate also stated that they believe the videographer was employed as MJ's staff and/or security detail. 

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This is a list about MJ related lawsuits. I added short summary of case description and latest developments in each case for ease of following.  I will be updating this list every few months.

Previous updates

January 2015 Update: http://dailymichael.com/news/290-mj-related-lawsuit-updates-january-2015

November 2014 Update : http://dailymichael.com/news/286-mj-related-lawsuit-updates-november-2014

 

Katherine Jackson v. AEG (Link)

Description:Katherine Jackson is appealing the verdict in the civil wrongful death case against AEG.

Latest developments: After Court of Appeals denied Katherine Jackson's request, she filed a petition for review with California Supreme Court. On May 13, 2015 Supreme Court has denied Katherine Jackson's petition for review. (Note: Federal Surpreme Court may be a possibility, however odds of them even reviewing the case is about 1%).

MJ Estate v. IRS (Link)

Description:This lawsuit is about the estate tax dispute. IRS is demanding $731 Million in estate tax. MJ Estate challenged IRS by filing a lawsuit.

Latest developments:  Parties are still in settlement talks. On April 27, 2015 a second stipulation of settled issues were filed with the court - signaling parties continue to settle disputed issues. Next status report is due July 2015.

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This is a list about MJ related lawsuits. I added short summary of case description and latest developments in each case for ease of following.  I will be updating this list every few months.

Previous updates

May 2015 Update : http://dailymichael.com/news/299-mj-related-lawsuit-updates-may-2015

January 2015 Update: http://dailymichael.com/news/290-mj-related-lawsuit-updates-january-2015

November 2014 Update : http://dailymichael.com/news/286-mj-related-lawsuit-updates-november-2014

MJ Estate v. IRS (Link)

Description:This lawsuit is about the estate tax dispute. IRS is demanding $731 Million in estate tax. MJ Estate challenged IRS by filing a lawsuit.

Latest developments:  Parties are still in settlement talks. On April 27, 2015 a second stipulation of settled issues were filed with the court - signaling parties continue to settle disputed issues. Parties filed a status report at the end of June. US Tax Court writes parties are reporting "good progress" in settling valuation disputes. Next status report is due November 2015.

 Noval Williams Films v. MJ Estate (Link)

Description: This is a dispute about “Last Photo Shoot” documentary. The documentary uses footage from two photo shoots from 2007. It also includes some photos. Estate believes some content are owned by MJ and MJ didn’t give consent for release of the footage. Noval Williams is seeking a declaratory relief that they aren’t infringing copyrights. Case has been filed in New York and Estate has filed a motion to dismiss the case or in alternative move it to California. Estate also filed a motion to disqualify Noval Williams Films attorney Markovich who also happens to be a producer of the movie as well as an owner and manager at Noval Williams Films.

Latest developments: No new developments since last update. Parties are still waiting for the court's ruling about location issue and Noval Williams Films attorney. In July 2015, lawyer for Noval Williams has sent the court a letter reminding the judge that parties have been waiting for a decision since December 2014.

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This is a list about MJ related lawsuits. I added short summary of case description and latest developments in each case for ease of following.  I will be updating this list every few months.

Previous updates

November 2014 Update : http://dailymichael.com/news/286-mj-related-lawsuit-updates-november-2014

 

Katherine Jackson v. AEG (Link)

Description:Katherine Jackson is appealing the verdict in the civil wrongful death case against AEG.

Latest developments: Oral arguments held on January 22nd. On January 30th Court of Appeals denied Katherine Jackson's request for a new trial. On February 17th Katherine Jackon filed a rehearing petition. On February 27th, Court of Appeals have denied the rehearing petition. Supreme Court is the next possible step.

MJ Estate v. IRS (Link)

Description:This lawsuit is about the estate tax dispute. IRS is demanding $731 Million in estate tax. MJ Estate challenged IRS by filing a lawsuit.

Latest developments: IRS claimed Estate did not deny some allegations against them and IRS tried to get those "undenied allegations" admitted. Estate filed an objection and Tax Court denied IRS's request. Parties are still in settlement talks. Next status report is due March 2015.

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