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Money, Custody on Line in Jackson Hearing

8/3/2009 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Hearing4:54 -- During the lunch break John Branca said Jackson's estate has reached a settlement with AEG -- re: merchandising and rehearsal footage.

4:49
-- Katherine Jackson just withdrew her petition asking that she be put in charge of the estate. This petition was filed before she knew a will existed. The issue now -- will she oppose the appointment of Branca and McClain.

4:40 -- The Jacksons have all filed back into court and the judge has taken the bench.

3:00 -- The judge just admitted Jackson's 2002 will into probate. The will names John Branca and John McClain as co-executors. We know Katherine has a beef with that. The question -- will she challenge the co-executors or possibly ask that she be named as a third executor. Court is in recess for an hour-and-a half. Stay tuned.

2:50
-- The judge has ruled that AEG has to provide a copy of their contract with Michael to Katherine Jackson.

2:32 -- The judge has taken the bench.

2:28 -- Family members have begun to file back into the courtroom. The judge has yet to come back.


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1:03 -- The judge has called for a 30-minute break.

12:55 -- The judge decided on the lesser amount because of concerns about duplicate expenses for the monthly allowance approved for Katherine.

12:42 -- The judge has just granted 83.5% of what was requested for the children's allowance. Specific amounts were not discussed.

12:41 -- The lawyers are now discussing the allowance for Jackson's three kids.

12:40 -- Debbie Rowe will have visitation rights with her two kids and will continue getting spousal support based on the agreement she struck with Michael several years ago.

12:39 -- The judge granted Katherine a financial allowance for six months retro from the time Michael died. The amount of the allowance wasn't discussed in open court.

12:37 -- The judge just named Katherine permanent guardian of all three kids.

12:26 -- Debbie Rowe's lawyer, Eric George, just said he won't object to Katherine being appointed temporary guardian, but permanent guardianship could be delayed. It's curious given the supposed settlement between Debbie and Katherine.

12:24 -- The judge just said Klein has no legal standing to lodge an objection ... that Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe are the parents.

12:18 -- The judge wants to know what legal standing Klein has -- this could force the issue over whether he's the daddy.

12:17 -- Get this. Mark Vincent Kaplan (K-Fed's lawyer) just showed up on behalf of Dr. Arnold Klein. Kaplan says Klein has a long-standing commitment to Michael Jackson and has concerns about Joe Jackson being involved with the children. There are reports Klein is the father, but he hasn't confirmed or denied.

12:14 -- The judge is on the bench. He'll be dealing with the guardianship settlement between Katherine and Debbie Rowe first.

12:00 ET -- Rebbie Jackson, Michael's older sister, has just showed up. We're told, day to day, she'll be the one taking care of Michael's kids.

11:56 AM ET -- Katherine, Randy and La Toya were escorted upstairs to the courtroom. La Toya is wearing a black jacket, slacks, and a white blouse. Katherine is wearing a brown suit, looking calm ... and chewing gum.

11:46 AM ET -- Randy just showed up.

11:45 AM ET -- Katherine and the lawyers are inside the courtroom. Two of Michael's sisters and one brother are also expected. The hearing is expected to begin shortly.
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1126.

barb    

One more thing......

Unless you are a plastic surgeon you don't know if Hoefflin's claims about Klein's collagen treatments and other procedures are correct. You can't blindly accept and believe everything someone says in the press as factual. If Hoefflin is wrong about one thing he can be wrong about another.

Klein said he had MJ fire Hoefflin because he messed up his face. Hoefflin may be trying to get back at him. Just a thought, there's no way to discern the truth unless you are an expert or do a lot of research on derm/plastic surgery.

1848 days ago
1127.

barb    

KLEIN WAS TREATING MJ'S ACNE & MARKS. BUT HE WAS INJECTING THESE CORTISONE SHOTS UNDER THE SKIN... and around the nose.

It wasn't cortisone holmes, cortisone is a steroid injected for inflammation. Klein said he was injecting collagen, collagen is injected as a filler. Acne scars leave craters, collagen would fill these craters.

If Hoefflin said cortisone he's even more wrong.

1848 days ago
1128.

TEAMBRANCA    

1343. Yeah but It can happen

I am not a cosmetic surgeon but I am a doctor, so I listened to Hoefflin's comments with healthy suspicion.
I doubt Klein would have injected the nose as most of MJ's scars were on his cheeks and forehead. Also the effects of topical injections are localized. The systemic corticosteroids MJ may have gotten at time for lupus flares would unlikely lead to the 'thinning of the nose' effect that Hoefflin alleged. Hoefllin should have stopped operating...he did from 15-20 procedures on MJ. The colleague in the shared office suite said MJ was coming in ALL the time, ALL the time. That's why the partner/shared office space guy reported him

Wallace Goodstein estimated that Jackson has had well over 50 surgeries, many performed at the hands of Goodstein's former partner Dr. Steven Hoefflin....Hoefflin was however able to beat the wrap about ridiculing patients while under anesthesia.

1848 days ago
1129.

holmes    

goodness.. it can happen.. don't you get it yet???

it's NOT Hoefflin even.. BUT THE PROOF..

and He cannot lie over those dosages..as that's public information.. anyone can check..

1848 days ago
1130.

TEAMBRANCA    

It can happen...holmes is probably partially right on that one

Sounds like Klein was rebuilding the nose with collagen and collagen like products and fillers.
You can treat acne scars with steroids, so maybe he used a combination for the scars elsewhere on the face.

Most physicians would not inject the nose area with steroids as the bloodflow communicates with flow to the brain and you would want to minimize and CNS effects. thats why they tell people not to pick the pimples around their nose, if they get infected it can spred to the brain...rare but it can happen.

1848 days ago
1131.

TEAMBRANCA    

check this out from someone on the LIEN board

They backed up trucks, removing everything," DiLeo was quoted as telling the magazine in its issue that hits newsstands on Friday. "They thought Michael owned it all, so they took even the rented furniture. That's who's going to run his estate?"

Jackson's will gave 40 percent of his estate to his 79-year-old mother, Katherine, who wants more control and has raised doubts about the pair of high-powered executors currently overseeing his business affairs.

In a follow-up interview with Reuters, DiLeo said he was "pretty sure" the hard drives were at the family's Hayvenhurst compound in Encino, Calif.

http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSTRE56D6M220090806

1848 days ago
1132.

holmes    

IT CAN HAPPEN..

THOSE NOTEBOOKS WERE STATING THE daily around the clock dosages Rowe was injecting MJ.. that's where that info came from..

I tivo'ed Geraldo showing those notebooks.. and Rowe was injecting Mj 100 mg a shot-- every 2-4 hrs.. around the clock... THAT'S THE PROOF.. and these notebooks came from MICJAEL'S OWN RECORDS..

Rowe was signing in everytime she gave him a shot-- SO THEY GET PAID.. SO WHEN THEY SENT IN THE BILL TO MJ-- IT WAS CROSS CHECKED WITH MJ'S OWN RECORDS.

I KNEW IT AS SOON AS I SAW THOSE NOTEBOOKS-- WHY I BELIEVE HOEFFLIN..

HMM.. i REMEMBER.. Mj's Century city condo was on GALAXY WAY.. and MJJ Prod was on Wilshire in Westwood.. close to the FED BLG..

1848 days ago
1133.

holmes    

brancarocks.. that news tidbit IS EVEN A MISINFORMATION..

AS MICHAEL DID NOT LEAVE HIS MOTHER 40% OF HIS ESTATE.. he left her 40% of the income( net after bills,debts) FROM HIS ESTATE..
2 DIFFERENT T HINGS.. SAME WITH THE CHILDREN..

I WON'T BE SURPRISED.. IF MJ LEFT A IRON CLAD PROVISO IN THAT WILL-- NO ONE CAN SELL HIS ASSETS.. so If the Jscksons want to get hold of this estate-as they are obviously TRYING TO DO??? they want to OVERTURN EVERYTHING MJ SET UP IN HIS WILL... PRETTY NASTY. IF YOU ASK ME..

AS I SEE.. THEIR MOTIVE.. IS SELL THE ASSETS.. AND DIVIDE the PROCEEDS ALL AMONGST THEMSELVES.. as this is their chance.. to get MJ's money.
and Dileo is right..

1848 days ago
1134.

holmes    

and for the crap they are doing-- it also makes it glaringly cleart--

1848 days ago
1135.

holmes    

from those notebooks.. IT'S clear Mj was getting CLOSE TO like 1,800 mg of demerol a day..

ENOUGH TO MAKE ANYONE A HARD CORE ADDICT.


don't get side track with spin.. LOOK AT THE PROOF. those notebooks IF given to a handwritng expert-- will PROVE- IT'S ALL DEBBIE ROWE'S HANDWRITING..

1848 days ago
1136.

holmes    

branca rocks.. IF LATOYA ever release any of those songs from the hard drives?? THE MJ ESTATE CAN SUE HER BIG TIME.. and being MJ's sister doesn't cut it.. AS THOSE HARD DRIVES BELONG NOW TO THE ESTATE.. IT'S OWN PROPERTY..
and if Londell is spreading this 40% of estate belongs to Katherine?? MORE LIES.. for aforementioned reason I gave.

SHOOT! THAT WILL IS PRETTY CLEAR CUT..

1848 days ago
1137.

TEAMBRANCA    

THE FAMILY STINKS as much as the doctors do. THE ASSETS ARE ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT TO BE LIQUIDATED AND THE CATALOGUE PRESERVED. Joe can't keep his claws off. I REALLY ALMOST HOPE KATHERINE GETS DISINHERITED THIS BEHAVIOUR IS VILE.

But Branca, one of two executors of Jacko's will, believes McMillan is running Katherine. “She's got zero knowledge of business. It's tragic to watch,” a family source said. “She's a pawn in this big-money game. These people are vultures. Sparks are going to fly,” the source added.

1848 days ago
1138.

TEAMBRANCA    

I have to leave and won't be back until later this evening. Look forward to catching up!

1848 days ago
1139.

danger baby    

Hi Everyone --

I was off the grid yesterday, so I am skimming posts trying to catch up on any substantive developments. I was really glad DeLio went on Larry King Live to talk about what really went down that day. What took so long? He seems like a decent sort. It's odd. It was reported in some media outlets that he (DeLio) was IN MJ's house on the day that he died. But DiLeo says he was having lunch at the Beverly Hilton when he got the call that MJ was in trouble, and that from there he headed over to 100 Carolwood (and called Randy Phillips to alert him to get over there as well). When he got to the house, he learned MJ had already been taken away in the ambulance, and then immediately left for UCLA. So that is cleared up as well as the statement that MJ did not mix business and family -- all good.

Holmes, thanks for the clarification on the Hoefflin notebooks. That is very damning for Debs. A nurse would have no professional authority to administer that drug without the activity being sanctioned in some way by a physician, right. The dental anesthesiologist (Tolberin?? not sure of spelling) who worked with Chandler and introduced Rothman to Evan Chandler btw, is also said to have administered shots to celebrities for $350 a pop. Let's just say that was a lucrative sideline business. And totally against the law. If Hoefflin has physical evidence linking Debs to that kind of activity, then that supports our notion that she and Klein made him depending on them for drugs. It's a classic dealer as enabler scheme. I'm still trying to find the clip of Hoefflin on Geraldo, but can't locate that on his website. I have better luck on youtube on almost all this stuff.

BrancaRocks, it is becoming clearer BY THE DAY that the Jackson family should be kept far, far way from the money. They're just not good at either making it or keeping it. I read that MJ actually settled with the South Koreans (in 1992), but that Joe, Kathryn and Jermaine did not. The latter did not even show up for the trial, and that's when the court granted the $4 million judgment against them.

1847 days ago
1140.

danger baby    

Holmes -- From what you say, Debs activity was not a sideline, but was done under the aegis of Klein? Am I reading that right? Klein's office was billing MJ for those shots?

1847 days ago
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