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Attorney Wants $3 Mil, Apology From MJ Estate

10/20/2009 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's former lawyer wants $3 million from the singer's estate -- he also wants an apology.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, attorney Sidney Lanier represented Jackson in several cases.

Lanier claims he repped MJ in a hotly contested case in 2005 involving former porn king and Jackson confidant Marc Schaffel. After the case, Jackson refused to pay the lawyer's fee and filed a lawsuit against Lanier claiming fraud.

Lanier alleges as a result of Jackson's suit, his reputation was sullied all over town. He claims Jackson put him through "two years of expensive, stressful litigation and ridicule..."

Lanier even goes as far as to say that he wishes Jackson hadn't died because he "wanted him to apologize for his action against me; because of his tragic death that can never happen."


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Paula França    

Onde está a justiça???? O que foi feito do assassino de Michael? Por que não prenderam o médico monstro? É lógico e óbvio que ele sabia que aquela quantidade de remédio mataria Michael!!! Queremos justiça! Prisão perpétua ou pena de morte para o MONSTRO. Não teremos mais Michael, mas a justiça tem que ser feita.

1801 days ago


seriously, MJ was a drug addict and an accused child sex offender. im not saying he done it.
anyway since his death the Jackson family have all tried to grab some extra fame and money.
from his dad making a record label right away, from the brothers trying to do everything they have done and THE TRIBUTE who no one who was announced as performing knew anything about the whole thing. and i hear MJ's mother now might be putting michaels kids in a reality tv show.
the whole family should be in the group. seriously wtf.

1801 days ago


#5 How can you say that you are glad that someone is dead? You better watch what you say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone in your family could end up in a box. As far as Michael goes. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! It sounds like people are just coming out of the woodwork. I have a philosophy. I WORK, YOU PAY. JUST THAT SIMPLE. I am not going to continue to work for someone who is not paying me. These people just wanted to be around MJ, and they are getting exactly what they deserve. NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAIL TO THE KING OF POP.

1801 days ago


If Mr. Lanier deserves that money I hope he gets it. I think Michael took advantage of a lot of people in business dealings. Many people extended credit and provided services and goods, only to have their bills ignored afterwards. He never understood that you can't just renege on contracts, or it will cost you, but luckily he had an unlimited supply of $$$$$$$ coming in.

I mean look what he did to the Sheik, that was just one of many examples, Michael left a trail of unpaid debts, it is now coming back to haunt his estate.

1797 days ago


melliemel, you are right, the people that worked for Michael and thought they were going to be paid must have been fools.

1797 days ago
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