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Jackson Custody Lawyer Files Small Claim

11/16/2009 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonThe law firm that represented Michael Jackson in his custody battle against Debbie Rowe back in 2005 is going after the singer's estate big time, to the tune of ... $1,419.70. Wait, what?

The Law Offices of Michael L. Abrams filed a creditor's claim against the Jackson estate last week, claiming the singer owed the firm for a little bit of legal work earlier this year. And by "little" we mean just 4.35 hours, according to the claim.

Jackson paid part of the bill, the claim indicates, which includes a $14 parking charge.

Considering most creditor's claims against the estate have been six and seven figures, we figure it's easier for the estate to just pay it rather than fight it.


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46.

alexa    

Michael had a custody battle with a mother that DIDN'T WANT her kids?
chaching chaching
The vultures continue to fly around

Once again will Michael Jackson ever rest.

Where are those worms that were suppose to pay his bills? Probably in the Caribbean

1800 days ago
47.

They were in it for the money    

Thats not 1.4 millon its one thousand. four hundred nineteen. dollars and . seventy cents.
His eyes are red because he wore contacts in his older age. No wonder his amber brown eyes are dark.
When they getting this show on the road and rounding up all the suspects? Probably wont never happen Mayor Hambone wont allow it AEG pays too much to the city of L.A.
Politics.

1800 days ago
48.

paulette    

48. Thats not 1.4 millon its one thousand. four hundred nineteen. dollars and . seventy cents.
His eyes are red because he wore contacts in his older age. No wonder his amber brown eyes are dark.
When they getting this show on the road and rounding up all the suspects? Probably wont never happen Mayor Hambone wont allow it AEG pays too much to the city of L.A.
Politics.

Posted at 7:26AM on Nov 16th 2009 by Heather

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You are right about the 1.4 million looked at it wrong and with the comment about paying it from TMZ cause of all the other claims being big figures I guess I thought it was 1.4 million! Just got up sorry again..

1800 days ago
49.

liz    

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SAY HE WASN'T THAT GREAT OF A SINGER, HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LISTENED TO HIM SING A SLOW BALLAD (NOT UPUBEAT DANCE), HIS VOICE IS REALLY GOOD. AND THE BEST THING ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON IS WHEN HE PERFORMED LIVE HE WAS REALLY LIVE. ALOT OF PERFORMERS LIP SYNCH AND IT SUCKS SO MUCH WHEN YOU'RE PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR CONCERT TICKETS! MICHAEL NEVER DID THAT, IN FACT BACK IN THE DAY LIP SYNCHING WAS CONSIDERED A CARDINAL SIN! AT LEAST HIS BLOOD WAS PUMPING THRU HIS VEINS AS HE SANG AND DANCED. AND I AM NOT A TEEN AGER SAYING THIS BUT A 49 YEAR OLD. SO PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!!!!!!!!!

1800 days ago
50.

They were in it for the money    

@43 TMZ Rocks On. Thank you for that information. I Watched the movie again for 2nd time yesterday and well, yea this practice has gone on before, not only with Michael, but with so many other entertainers. With all that's out there in recording, they can do things that were once impossible. The one thing they have always been able to do is enhance anybodys voice in mixing; speed it up, make it slower, clean it up, lower it. The thing that got me again was this announcement that the Jackson borthers were doing the background singing on This Is It, the song. So, that means they will get paid for this as well again. I just wonder what kind of deal they made with that and if this was done after he passed to enhance that song or when they actually recorded it a few years ago.
Don't know why, but I'm getting the feeling Tohmme has made it clear, no controversial questions. Why is he important enough to go on with Larry unless like everyone has been saying, it's the Jermaine connection. Between the 2 of them, it's pretty clear they aren't very reliable.

1800 days ago
51.

mjseyes    

CONSIDERED A CARDINAL SIN! AT LEAST HIS BLOOD WAS PUMPING THRU HIS VEINS AS HE SANG AND DANCED. AND I AM NOT A TEEN AGER SAYING THIS BUT A 49 YEAR OLD. SO PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!!!!!!!!!

Posted at 7:46AM on Nov 16th 2009 by liz

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I aggree liz he is unbeatable hes the bomb

1800 days ago
52.

paulette    

50. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SAY HE WASN'T THAT GREAT OF A SINGER, HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LISTENED TO HIM SING A SLOW BALLAD (NOT UPUBEAT DANCE), HIS VOICE IS REALLY GOOD. AND THE BEST THING ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON IS WHEN HE PERFORMED LIVE HE WAS REALLY LIVE. ALOT OF PERFORMERS LIP SYNCH AND IT SUCKS SO MUCH WHEN YOU'RE PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR CONCERT TICKETS! MICHAEL NEVER DID THAT, IN FACT BACK IN THE DAY LIP SYNCHING WAS CONSIDERED A CARDINAL SIN! AT LEAST HIS BLOOD WAS PUMPING THRU HIS VEINS AS HE SANG AND DANCED. AND I AM NOT A TEEN AGER SAYING THIS BUT A 49 YEAR OLD. SO PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!!!!!!!!!

Posted at 7:46AM on Nov 16th 2009 by liz

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Well put!!! These days if you go to a Brittany Spears concert you pay thousands to hear a CD!!!

1800 days ago
53.

paulette    

43. 16 November 2009 08:01

MICHAEL JACKSON - JACKSON MOVIE USES OLD MATERIAL


JACKSON MOVIE USES OLD MATERIALMICHAEL JACKSON's vocal on concert rehearsal movie THIS IS IT has been enhanced by old recordings of his songs.

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I'm sure some of the songs were enhanced a little, remember these were all REHEARSALS and he hadn't performed in years...I'm sure a lot of the singing in rehearsals wasn't meant to be perfect but to work on CHOREOGRAPHY and get the concert ready!! These recordings were meant for MJ'S archives, they weren't recorded to be made into a movie!!

1800 days ago
54.

They were in it for the money    

Sorry I do not agree with the poster who said Michael Jackson sang live in all his concerts. That is so far from the truth! You go on over to youtube and you actually listen to various versions of the same song. you can tell they have been enhanced. The Mowtown Anniversary show that was an original recording of Billie Jean the brothers and his reunion cocnert in New York Listen to the song. Open up your ears and listen. why you think he always coverd his mic when he sang. This is the new way, do a concert but dont have to work that hard at it. Peopel will never beleive that they have been conned nwo the movie too. Its their easy way to make millons of bucks.

1800 days ago
55.

They were in it for the money    

Controversy surrounds every entertainer. Celine Dion does not sing every song live in concert, A lot of them don't do it anymore. The nasty part of it is concert promoters then singers heck everybody knows and they keep doing this to unsuspecting public. Do you think they care? they do not. They are in the business to generate money. The thing that gets me about this MJ concert is the fact he didn't have a tremendous amount of new material, just using the old stuff. If the public knew how many old recordings there are stashed in some music companys vaults you'd be damned shocked to discover a new song was actually recorded 5 or 8 or even 10 years ago maybe even longer. they add on parts blend the music to suit the time and they put it out as new.
The terrible fact is Michael Jackson has not sang live for over 20 years not in totality in any concert. He did his slow songs live when he could. Any wonder he never had an abundance of albums out there? Besides nobody but nobody can dance that ahrd and sing at the same time it is impossible. you never will beleive this about michael Jackson but he along with a lot of others are in fact a fraud.







1800 days ago
56.

paulette    

Earth Song in the movie does sound different, it's recorded with a high pitched voice when sung in the movie its a much lower voice..I just assumed that he was saving his voice and wasn't going to really belt it out for a rehearsal!

1800 days ago
57.

THISISIT again MJ breaks records    

Why is greedy Dr. Murray FREE to murder more unsuspecting, vulnerable people?

Justice for the King of Pop now!

1800 days ago
58.

THISISIT again MJ breaks records    

Aww He looks so sad in that picture. Poor Michael. Why did people treat him so bad? Such a sweet guy.

1800 days ago
60.

causeiamok    

First Please use a decent picture of Michael please.
Second: Now is the time to file any claim since they are settling his estate. Makes sense really.

1800 days ago
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