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Jackson Estate Settles Music Suit

9/17/2009 6:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonLawyers for Michael Jackson's estate have asked the probate judge to give them the green light so they can settle a music lawsuit filed against the singer.

The suit was filed in federal court in Northern Illinois by Syl Johnson. Johnson claims Jackson and 11 other defendants unlawfully reproduced one of his recordings.

We've learned Jackson and the other defendants have settled for a total of $150,000 and Jackson will kick in his share -- $12,500 -- upon approval by the probate court.

The other defendants include Dr. Dre, Will Smith and the estate of Tupac Shakur.

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jean    

This lawsuit maybe for the Jacko song BLood on the Dance Floor ,that Sly Johnson states he (Jacko) stole parts from his music. Pay Up Jacko estate! I am sure this Johnson man has been waiting a long time to recover his monies!

1827 days ago
17.

truth    

#14, Right --- when his records were produced by Quincy Jones --- as Geraldo said, he had never seen someone with more frivilous lawsuits than Michael. All people after the money. When they are broke they will settle for just about anything and for less than would be paid to the attorney to complete the case.

1827 days ago
18.

puppi    

HEY PEOPLE,

CAN YOU ALL STOP SHOEIN YOUR MONEY GABBING TEETH
AND LEAVE MJ.ESTATE ALONE. STOP...THE LAW SUITS.
LETS TALK ABOUT THAT BITCH... OPRAH... SHE DID A
SPECIAL YESTERDAY,AND ALL SHE DID WAS TO TALK
ABOUT HERSELF AND HER FEELING WHEN SHE INTERVIEWED
THE KING OF POP. SHE IS SO SELFISH,WHO CARES
ABOUT OPRAH...and her stupid show.
ALSO WHERE THE HELL IS DR, MURRAY???
DID THE LAPD. LET HIM RUN...RUN...RUN...DR,DEATH.
WHERE AREYOU MURRAYYYYYYYYY.........???

1827 days ago
19.

puppi    

hey,DUMN ASS "by jean"

MICHAEL JACKSON IS BEEN MAKING SONGS AND MUSIC
SINCE HE WAS 5 YEARS OLD.
EDIOTS, KING OF POP DID NOT STILL ANYTHING FROM
ANYONE. PEOPLE WANT TO STILLLLLL FROM HIM.
WHEN THEY LOOKED AT HIM THEY SAW MONEY MOMEY MONEY...
USE YOUR LITTLE BRAIN, HE PAID THEM BECAUSE HE
DID NOT WANT THE EXTRA HEADACK.

1827 days ago
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PA WOMANIZER    

So many gorgeous photos of Michael Jackson and TMZ picks the worst one they could possibly find...typical for a tabloid.

1827 days ago
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HATERS ARE DESPERATE!    

Posted at 7:48PM on Sep 17th 2009 by KRAZY KOOKY KLOWN
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we can see when your meds are wearing off...


1827 days ago
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HATERS ARE DESPERATE!    

21. So many gorgeous photos of Michael Jackson and TMZ picks the worst one they could possibly find...typical for a tabloid.

Posted at 8:05PM on Sep 17th 2009 by PA WOMANIZER

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Agree! Given the less than flattering photos that TMZ chooses to use and the disrespectful names TMS sometimes uses, there MUST be a Michael "HATER" on the TMZ staff!!! Michael FANS want to know WHO is this person???


1827 days ago
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HATERS ARE DESPERATE!    

21. So many gorgeous photos of Michael Jackson and TMZ picks the worst one they could possibly find...typical for a tabloid.

Posted at 8:05PM on Sep 17th 2009 by PA WOMANIZER

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AGREE! Given the less than flattering photos that TMZ chooses to use and the disrespectful names TMZ sometimes uses, there MUST be a Michael "HATER" on the TMZ staff!!! Michael FANS want to know WHO is this person???


1827 days ago
24.

Debbie    

Hello does anyone know if the Jackson could some how put a stop to ET ONLINE coverage of Michael Jackson they are going way to far I for one am so angry with them running a person that gave so much into the ground.Thank you TMZ how you have covered MJ with some respect.

1827 days ago
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HATERS ARE DESPERATE!    

25. Hello does anyone know if the Jackson could some how put a stop to ET ONLINE coverage of Michael Jackson they are going way to far I for one am so angry with them running a person that gave so much into the ground.Thank you TMZ how you have covered MJ with some respect.

Posted at 8:25PM on Sep 17th 2009 by Debbie

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Michael's fans must BOYCOTT ET and their SPONSORS! DON'T WATCH ET, and DON'T BUY the products made by the sponsors! There are substitutes and other competitors' products out there! Let your voices be HEARD through your $$$$$ !!!


1827 days ago
26.

Debbie    

Thank You Hear This i have stopped watching but just hearing on other boards this Diane Dimond is running MJ into the ground and it is just horrible we have to just sit by and watch it happen.

1827 days ago
27.

HenryJ    

Ain't no drama involved in this ya'll. Mike ain't at fault but its cheaper to pay part of a settlement than fight it.

Johnson is suing for the song Blood on the Dance Floor. Now the original track for the song does not have the alleged unapproved work. However, the remix to BOTDF(more specifically the refugee camp mix), does use it. The remix was produced by Wyclef.

1827 days ago
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gs    

872. 871. Hey everyone before I go someone just reminded me again of the power of the internet when the President was elected. He suggested we use that to our advantage. So this is what I propose. Each fan in here try to post to at least 5 different websites or news sites a day how the media is trying to destroy a good man and post a cry for JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON. He also suggested that we add "when my guitar weeps' copy and past of the house proposal which contains a lot of Michael's charity work with it. Ok I challenge each fan to post to five good sites a day. Who will take my challenge? What will this accomplish you ask, I think it would reach more of his fans than the thousand or so we see in here. I am hoping this challenge goes global. Think about what happen on his birthday around the world. ok I challenge you.
Posted at 3:06PM on Sep 17th 2009 by gs

1827 days ago
29.

Whop der it is    

Tinnitus - TMZ look it up, understand it, and embrace the feeling, you will not be able too. 50 million people have it and Michael Jackson was one of them. The tones are different for each person. I have been reading posts here for months and no one I mean no one has mentioned this. You will sell you soul to sleep for it’s not forthcoming without drugs, All of Michaels aids where for sleep. Yes he went over the top, if you do not have Tinnitus DO NOT JUDGE. He heard music in his head. Guess what those are, the tones of I repeat TINNITUS. Now if you all have a problem with what I just said, screw you. He was not the addict you think he was, he wanted peace for there is no quit time EVER it’s like a 747 going through your head 24/7 and people commit suicide because of this. Enough said

1827 days ago
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HATERS ARE DESPERATE!    

Posted at 10:21PM on Sep 17th 2009 by huangzhixian21
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You are on the WRONG site!

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