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Michael Jackson -- Power to the Lawyer!

10/20/2009 9:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's estate lawyers want the judge to lay down the law once and for all ... John Branca and John McClain have broad powers to make decisions for all things MJ.

The attorneys filed legal papers today asking the court to put in writing what the judge said earlier this month -- outlining what Branca and McClain have authority to do as Special Administrators.

The judge gave the duo broader powers than they had initially -- but lawyers for Katherine Jackson have kicked up some dust.

There's a legal showdown on Thursday at 2:30 PM PT. We'll be there.

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46.

Duh    

43. How Can You People Love A pedophile?
And Yes MJ Said That He Liked To Sleep With Little Boys

Posted at 10:08PM on Oct 20th 2009 by OhWell


There you are! How's my favorite little hater tonight?

1837 days ago
47.

A.J.    

@JuanCarlos

I think MJ knew the kind of people his family are and knew what he was doing when he put these men in power. I can't imagine that his family will handle this complex empire as well as Branca and McClain. These lawyers have the education, business skills and experience to deal with the empire. I mean do you want kiku La Toya handling the the estate, how about fame-hungry Jermain Jackson. Oh, oh, even better is the "trust worthy" Joe Jackson.

1837 days ago
48.

Duh    

44. you know i must say oh well and deb seem to be drawn to each other .kind of like beauty and the beast..i kid ..i kid..lol

Posted at 10:09PM on Oct 20th 2009 by cindy b


He started it!!!! LOL!

1837 days ago
49.

Duh    

46. @JuanCarlos

I think MJ knew the kind of people his family are and knew what he was doing when he put these men in power. I can't imagine that his family will handle this complex empire as well as Branca and McClain. These lawyers have the education, business skills and experience to deal with the empire. I mean do you want kiku La Toya handling the the estate, how about fame-hungry Jermain Jackson. Oh, oh, even better is the "trust worthy" Joe Jackson.

Posted at 10:10PM on Oct 20th 2009 by A.J.


I totally agree.

1837 days ago
50.

nan    

katherine latoya and jermaine and wife were just in the audience of dancing with the stars doing tribute to mj .k must be exhausted from stress.this stuff is too much for an old woman .they have to stop pushing her .she has to be there for mj kids.she cant be the one behind all the estate stuff.why would she care .her son is gone .heartbreaking to thimk of her watching mj friend donny odmond dancing and her little boy..so sad

1837 days ago
51.

oreo    

How did everyone like the little MJ tribute they did on DWTS? I liked it.

1837 days ago
52.

Duh    

50. katherine latoya and jermaine and wife were just in the audience of dancing with the stars doing tribute to mj .k must be exhausted from stress.this stuff is too much for an old woman .they have to stop pushing her .she has to be there for mj kids.she cant be the one behind all the estate stuff.why would she care .her son is gone .heartbreaking to thimk of her watching mj friend donny odmond dancing and her little boy..so sad

Posted at 10:15PM on Oct 20th 2009 by cindy b


Yes, if they keep this up she won't see 80....

1837 days ago
53.

Water    

44. you know i must say oh well and deb seem to be drawn to each other .kind of like beauty and the beast..i kid ..i kid..lol

Posted at 10:09PM on Oct 20th 2009 by cindy b

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/20/michael-jackson-estate-lawyers-john-branca-john-mcclain-katherine-jackson/3#c22477553#ixzz0UX5K6fJc

Deb is no doubt the beast

1837 days ago
54.

Hypocrites    

There are many of us who feel that the lifestyle Michael Jackson led was quite unsavory in many respects. We have to understand that Jackson, like the vast majority of pop star entertainers, lived or lives a terribly controversial lifestyle. Whether it be drug abuse, multiple marriages, spousal abuse, child abuse, financial abuse and the list goes on……… If you’re old enough to remember Elvis Presley then you’re very likely aware of the tainted life that man led. Of course Elvis was labeled as a hero, a king, the greatest entertainer that ever existed. Many people mourned his passing and the much smaller media back then (1977) gave ample coverage of his death. Another terribly controversial entertainer: John Lennon, whose perfect little world was that of communism. John’s unorthodox lifestyle was fueled by sex, heavy duty drug use, alcohol abuse, etc. His outspoken disdain for America was a sign of the times with the mentally absent hippie generation. When he was shot dead in 1980 fan’s mourned his passing; said he was a hero and the greatest entertainer in the world and the media coverage was more than ample. Fast forward to 2009 and Michael Jackson dies. He’s labeled as a hero and the greatest entertainer that ever lived; the mega media coverage due to too many media outlets out there now. With every generation comes virtually the same responses from folks when their “idol’s” die. I think what really angers many of us about Michael Jackson is the relentless media hounding of this entire affair. The man died, ok. He was famous, ok. Some recognition is to be expected, but surely not (going on one month now) all of this repetitious banter. We all have a right to our feelings regarding certain people, and for some of us it’s a release to be able to “voice” our opinions in blogs, message boards, etc., where we won’t be directly confronted by someone else’s opposing views.

1837 days ago
55.

Loulou    

@39/40, He could get more women in one week than you could get in your wet dreams in your whole life.And trust me,if women had the choice between going to he!l with MJ and going to heaven with an envious,pathetic,illiterate loser like you,they sure as hel! would choose hel! with MJ.
Why don't you go have some fum with your pen!s enlargement apparatus.

1837 days ago
56.

Duh    


Deb is no doubt the beast

Posted at 10:18PM on Oct 20th 2009 by Deb


Now you behave hahahahaha, you are just jealous!

1837 days ago
57.

Michelle    

For all the Haters Talking about Martin Bashir Doc.. Before u cast your negaitive comments u should see the whole thing Martin Bashir had lots of time to edit and work to make micheal Look bad ..so maybe u should see the rest of it and it's called The footage you were not ment to see.. this will clear up some of ur Negative thoughts.. check out this link..All the Mj lovers have seen this..http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+footage+you+were+never+meant+to+see+part+1&search_type=&aq=0&oq=the+footage+you+were+never+meant+to+see+pa

1837 days ago
58.

Hypocrites    

Now you behave hahahahaha, you are just jealous!

Posted at 10:20PM on Oct 20th 2009 by Deb



Sorry I don't do chicks with di*ks..

1837 days ago
59.

:(    

50. katherine latoya and jermaine and wife were just in the audience of dancing with the stars


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WTF!!! Will it ever end??!! Now old Katherine is in on the cashing! Although she did charge MJ %250,000 to film a rbut piece for Maury Povich after the Bashir fiasco...she is a pig too!!!

1837 days ago
60.

Duh    

57. For all the Haters Talking about Martin Bashir Doc.. Before u cast your negaitive comments u should see the whole thing Martin Bashir had lots of time to edit and work to make micheal Look bad ..so maybe u should see the rest of it and it's called The footage you were not ment to see.. this will clear up some of ur Negative thoughts.. check out this link..All the Mj lovers have seen this..http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+footage+you+were+never+meant+to+see+part+1&search_type=&aq=0&oq=the+footage+you+were+never+meant+to+see+pa

Posted at 10:21PM on Oct 20th 2009 by Michelle


I absolutely agree; I have seen it too. What amazes me is that some folks here would rather stay ignorant of the FACTS and continue their hatred, than to admit to AT LEAST themselves that they MIGHT be wrong and give it a look. But they are too proud, they won't do it. And yes I am talking about hahahahaha, whatever and my little darling OhWell.

1837 days ago
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