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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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1827 days ago


Sooooooo many greedy people. RIP Michael. Greatly loved and missed. By the way, that picture of Michael shows just how sad and unhappy he was. Why oh why did NOBODY help this man??? It was so obvious he was in a bad way and in desperate need of help. If he hadn't been conned into doing 50 shows,instead of 10, he'd have done his London concerts by now and be back home with his beloved children and getting ready to move on with his life. It's all so very sad.

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