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.


Katherine Jackson v. AEG (Link)

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

Latest developments:All briefs are filed. Court may set up a hearing for oral arguments. Decision should follow soon after.

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 in settlement talks. October 2014 parties reported that they settled four small issues. Next status report is due March 2015.

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Original article by Anthony McCartney. Link here.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades.

Just last month, the singer moonwalked across a Las Vegas stage in a nationally televised hologram performance. A new album recently debuted at No. 2 on music charts. And a traveling Cirque du Soleil show based on Jackson's songs has logged nearly 500 performances worldwide.

The result has been an estate that has earned more than $600 million since the King of Pop's untimely death at age 50.

Some of the earnings support Jackson's three children and mother. Yet an analysis by The Associated Press shows much more has gone to erase the singer's massive debts and to run the estate that powers his robust posthumous career.

As would be expected, the last five years have brought their share of change and adjustment for Jackson's children, known to the world as Prince, 17; Paris, 16; and Blanket, 12. They were at their father's rented mansion on June 25, 2009, when he was given an overdose of the anesthetic propofol in his upstairs bedroom. And they were at the hospital several hours later when he was pronounced dead. It would take more than two years before Jackson's doctor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

A father who taught his children philanthropy, threw them lavish birthday parties and meticulously masked them from the paparazzi is gone. Michael Jackson, however, continues to provide.

Nearly $20 million had been spent to support Jackson's children and his mother, Katherine, through 2012. Payments to the family have increased each year since June 2009, according to court records. Adulthood will bring a sizeable inheritance for each child. 


Michael Jackson's 1983 No. 1 "Billie Jean" returns. The song re-enters at No. 14 thanks to the popularity of a viral video featuring the track.  Meanwhile, Jackson scores his milestone 50th Hot 100 hit, as "Slave to the Rhythm," from his new album "Xscape," debuts at No. 45. The King of Pop makes history as the only artist with top 10 Hot 100 hits in each of five decades.

For original article from Billboard Magazine and more details click here and here