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MJ Accused of Stiffing Lawyers Out of $1.5 Mil

10/30/2009 7:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonA team of Michael Jackson's former lawyers claim the singer owes them more than $1.5 million dollars stemming from an agreement he signed way back in 2007.

The firm -- Mundell, Odlum & Haws -- filed a creditor's claim against Jackson's estate today, explaining how they were never paid back for a $1,144,808.95 promisary note Jackson signed back in 2007. It's unclear what the note was for.

The firm also claims they were never paid for hundreds of thousands of dollars of legal work they performed for Jackson from December 2007 through June 24, 2009 -- the day before Jackson died.

Grand total -- $1,571,768.62 plus interest.

Add this one to the stack....

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Kodak    

How many little boys did he stiff?

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Ben    

16. How many little boys did he stiff?

Posted at 8:58PM on Oct 30th 2009 by ouch

Ha.......ha..........ha........'yawn'. Not sure who told you that you were funny (no one), but wow, this has got to be the lamest comment ever. You wasted some serious time out of your life to bother with this, now didn't you? Crayons need sharpened or something and you have nothing else to do? LOSER!!!!

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Ben    

17. Here is a link for you Jackson freaks of all his surgeries. The truth may hurt ya

http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/Jackson.html

Posted at 8:59PM on Oct 30th 2009 by jacko went wacko

And Mike having surgeries has affected your lame life, how? Your food stamps or medicaid card didn't have to cover any of it, so why are you so stressed about it? Calm down and get you some therapy and maybe in time you'll settle down and get over it.

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Cali MJ Fan    

14. Harvey - I'll take some too if you're giving and MJ's kids and mom will be most appreciative. Seriously - Michael would have been smart enough to have someone responsible paying his bills, right? I doubt he sat down every month to pay the water bill himself. I guess my point is this - did Michael even know he owed so many people or are these people gambling on the fact that maybe nobody can discredit their claim? All of these people ought to be ashamed of themselves. Someone said earlier today that MJ's fans should countersue - that's the best I idea that I've heard yet. RIP Michael.
Posted at 8:54PM on Oct 30th 2009 by Sara
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Interesting post and ideas. First. I agree that some might be hoping there's no proof that he did not owe this. Hope the Estate does their due dilligence and makes the creditors prove Michael did owe the money.

The part about the fans countersuing- what basis would the fans have to counter?

Curious.

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you just don't get it    

Don: Just so you know. You are such a tool.

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Cali MJ Fan    

Here is the website for the law firm mentioned above-- in case anyone is interested.

http://www.mohlaw.com/overview.html

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22.

nan    

doctors kept him drugged and lawyers and managers kept the meter going the whole time..and not one of these so called professionals with a responsibiliy to their client did anything but line their pockets

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23.

ADRIANA    

MJ LOVED THE WORLD WITH ALL HIS HEART, it was an UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and he really wanted to HEAL IT, STOP WARS and DESTRUCTION and have people find a common ground IN LOVE and GOODNESS and SHARING !

He was a great man.

People he cared for abused his trust & deceived him, his father abused him verbally and physically; and, worst of all the media/press raped and stripped him of his dignity publicly and hounded him mercilessly.

And through it all he SMILED!

I wonder how many of us would withstand the same introspection into our lives and how we would handle the pain. Before we cast stones at MJ, we should imagine ourselves in his life and ask ourselves how would we manage it?

Only THOSE WITH NO SIN CAN JUDGE him, not us.


Michael, you were too good for this world, for the people here, for the decadence of the community around us. You are finally up with the angels, where you belong, may you RIP ! We will do our best to CARRY ON YOUR LOVE and SELFLESSNESS and teach it to our little ones.

1735 days ago
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missumj50    

Two years later!!!!!?????? Get in the back of the line, yeah, thats right, BEHIND Billie Jean!!!...........You gotta wonder about people filing years later instead of when MJ was alive!?!

Justice for MJ

1735 days ago
25.

ADRIANA    

People:

1. I doubt MJ cut the checks and paId the bills. I am sure HE HAD ACCOUNTANTS THAT WERE IN CHARGE OF PAYMENTS and THEY SCREWED UP/CHEATED HIM OUT OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

2. It's THEIR WORD against A DEAD PERSON'S. All of us can go claim anything we want, by the time they rake thru all the receipts and contRacts, we GOT OUR 15 MINUTES OF FAME !!!

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keishalee98    

TMZ why aren't you trying to find out when the DA is going to charge this individual and all the others involved in Michael's death this is more important then all this mess of Michael owing all these individuals money. Who was in charge of Michael's money for the last twenty years? Its hard to Michael had this many lawyers and others he owed money too. Sounds like someone was spending Michael's money besides Michael. It also sounds like someone was telling Michael he had money all along. Whoever or whomever it was was probably putting Michael in debt and weren't paying the bills for Michael. Its really hard to believe Michael would not pay these individuals he owed money to. Sounds like an individual or individuals probably were keeping it from Michael and giving him bad advice. This is ridiculous and not funny any more. Katherine needs to get involved before all the money is gone due to all these claims against the estate. Wonder if she knows about all these claims.

1735 days ago
27.

Ben    

-------------------------------------------------------------------Don, Step away from your computer,and take your bag of Meth and flush it down the toilet, Then smash your pipe on the ground, Like they do on Dog The Bounty Hunter, Then get ya some help



Posted at 9:17PM on Oct 30th 2009 by jacko went wacko

Again, all you inbred haters (who live on the Mike sites, by the way), can't seem to get any of your own material. You steal mine constantly, and thank you because granted, I am funny as he//, but it just makes you all (same people with different usernames) look like complete anal lesions. You KNOW you love Mike and all that has to do with him, and I'm sure you each (same person) would love to have had the chance to spend ONE night with him, but sadly, he wouldn't have given you the time of day for cash. Vent on here all you like as it only shows how obsessed with him you really are; you haters constantly make such fools of yourselves and the rest of us are totally entertained by you...seriously, keep it coming you bunch of raving lunatics! LMAO!

1735 days ago
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tone    

http://www.schizophrenia.com/family/perstory5.htm

The movie This Is It was a wonderful, insightful movie of MJ's final months doing his rehearsals. Doing these last 4 months I have read everything I could about MJ to figure out what happened!

Someone on a recent blog asked the question Did he jump into the grave or was he pushed? My thoughts were you would have to know him intimately to know the answer. He could of also had a fatal illness that people were trying to cover up.

After watching the movie, I feel his march to death happened slowly over decades, combination of medications slowly poisoning his and mind and body and the damage to his respiratory system done by the surgeries. In the movie he reminded me of the nutty professor or Einstein.

It's possible, he may have jumped into the grave.

1735 days ago
29.

Barakuda    

TMZ WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE INVESTIGATION?

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Hypocrites    

And yet, here you are. I'm sure Mike didn't give a rat's azz what you think of him. Rather than being here spewing your vomit, shouldn't you be off trimming your nosehairs or something worthwhile?


Posted at 8:24PM on Oct 30th 2009 by Don



Don't mind him. He has a soft heart and a head to match

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