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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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76.

Em    

$1419.70? Really? A law firm would bother filing a claim for this amount? Like they couldn't stand to lose 4.35 hours? They either want their name in lights or they're desperate. Hopefully their quality of work for Michael was in far better taste than this claim.

1781 days ago
77.

Christine    

CALL TO ACTION, CONTACT CAMPAIGN!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q1aBNS820s

1781 days ago
78.

doc murry    

BROCK LESINER IS DIEING,HE IS NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE TILL
THANKSGIVING.FORGET MICHAEL JACKSON.PLEASE EVERYONE PUT ALL OF THEIR
PRAYERS FOR BROCK AND DUMP WACKO JACKO..WACKO KILLED HIMSELF with
drugs and having sEX WITH KIDS BUT THIS AMERICAN HERO IS DIEING FROM
LIVER SPOTS CAUSED BY BEING PUNCHED IN THE KIDNEYS AND EARS.
PRAY FOR BROCK HE IS A REAL AMERICAN AND HAS DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO
SAVING KIDS FROM MANNIQUINS.
this is a real hero and ate moms apple pie and hot dogs
everyday..please help save brock,,we love him
HELP SAVE BROCK

1781 days ago
79.

They were in it for the money    

Why dont some of you go back over to the Larry king site and stay there. I see the same names here, there, on a few other baords. shwos me you do sit at the computer all day and night. A Bunch of appleknockers who have nothing better to do than keep talkin the sam old stuff. He is D E A D already. I am sitting by just waiting when you all go away the moment they start spilling the dirty details. nobody leaked any of the toxicology report or the autopsy. He surrounded himself with gay men for a reason a reason none of you want to accept and he had a sickness. a sickness that will come out.
Why dont you just move on with your life if you cant discuss issues in a normal way. Michael wouldnt be too thrilled with any of you and sure wouldnt take any help fom anybody. He was spoiled, he thought he was the king of the realm. He never was. Just a drug addict who never cared for going on tour anymore. He was done and god turned the page his name was listed and HE took him. the end.

1781 days ago
80.

doc murry    


LOOK YOU DUMMIES..BROCK LESINER IS DIEING AND ALL YOU CAN TALK ABOUT
IS WACKO JACKO AND JANET(LILBOOB)JACKSON..WE DONT CARE ABOUT WACKO
ANYMORE,,THIS IS BROCKS TIME,,HE HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR KIDS WHO ARE
AFRAID OF MANNIQUIONS (K.W.A.A.O.M)..MANY KIDS NOW CAN GO INTO ANY
STORE WITHOUT BEING AFRAID,,HE IS AN AMERICAN ICON AND HAS DONE SO
MUCH MORE THAN WACKO EVER DID...BESIDES HE NEVER TOUCHED ANY YOUNG
BOYS

1781 days ago
81.

BillieJeanJackson    

DUHHH!!!! Fans that profess to know everything about Michael, have you been living with your head in the sand for the last 25 years?

Some say Michael was a Genius as far as music went. I agree.

Some say Michael was a Good Father. I agree to a point. Hiring a Dr. that was not qualified to administer the drug Propofol was not a good decision for his children. Using this drug was not a good decision for his children.

Some say he was a Good Business Man. I don't agree. Michael did a few good business deals with John Branca's help. But the last few years his decisions took him to the edge of Bankruptcy. He fired or Barry Seigle quit in 2003. Until then things were not too bad with the money. But since they have gone straight down hill. His changing of the people in his business were awful. He would dismiss anyone that questioned any of his decisions. When he put or let Louis F. son-in-law in his finances, that was like cutting his own throat. The man was a crook and still is. Michael, it is said didn't care about money. I don't understand that, he made so much and spent even more.

To the "Fans" that say, Oh no another greedy person suing Michael, look back at the last 25 or 30 years, He was sued multiple times over not paying his obligations. I don't understand this at all. He was forced to make a come-back tour not by people around him, but his own decisions regarding his money and his life style. He was never taught how to manage his finances. He was never taught the value of a dollar. How could he be, look who raised him. Most of his family have had some serious money issues.

Most of the lawsuits pending at his death were liget, and these people now have to file CREDITORS CLAIMS to recover some of what is owed. Branca & McClain will try to settle them for as little as possible, that's their job.

Some of the claims are just Greed, and they will probably be dismissed or settle at a very low amount. The Estate has making money as the prime goal, because the money coming in will drop off, and it must be solvent for the TRUST to support Katherine and the 3 kids.

Some say he was a charitable person. I Agree some with this one. Michael was obsessed with Guiness records. He started a lot of charities, put money in them, then lost interest, and they shut down. Heal the World is a good example of this, he put money in for a while and then just let it go. Look up Guiness Book records he had. He even was tied to the scheme Rabid Botech was in, putting money in his own charity and then paying himself & his wife out of it. Look up the Charities Michael gave to.

Some say the people around him could have saved him. I don't agree with this. He was the only person that could have saved himself. Blaming the people that worked with and for him is absurd. How could any of them done anything different. Dr. Murray was the ONE person that could have stopped this terrible death. As a Dr. he could have refused to give him the drugs he demanded and put him in a sleep clinic to diagnose the insomnia and find a logical treatment for it. The family was in the process(supposedly) of an intervention, if they would have moved a little faster, "maybe" they could have gotten court ordered medical help for him.

EVERYONE INVOLVED WAS AFRAID TO DO ANYTHING OR SAY ANYTHING, BECAUSE THEY WANTED THE MONEY TO CONTINUE.

Now with that off my chest, I hope Branca & McClain settle all of these claims, one way or another, so everyone can move on to the trial of the DUMBEST DOCTOR THAT EVER LIVED.

And maybe we will see JUSTICE For MICHAEL.

1781 days ago
83.

liz    

I don't think Debbie was fighting for custody, she just wanted to be allowed some visitation with her children.

Pay the bill, and I hope that all the creditors that tried for so long to collect what was owed them, finally get their money too.

If you really are a MJ fan, and followed his life, you know that he always had a huge string of unpaid bills following him.

1780 days ago
84.

liz    

If you want to know what Michael would look like without all of his enhancements, just look at all of his brothers. He would have fit right in with them.

1780 days ago
85.

Inquiring Mind    

@TMZ ROCKS ON

45. 45. @ janalal4... Thanks for the info.


Posted at 6:20AM on Nov 16th 2009 by Elle76



just curious what info?





Posted at 6:39AM on Nov 16th 2009 by TMZ ROCKS ON



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This:

will definitely be interesting to see, once the dust settles, exactly who 'gets paid' & who doesn't:)

Not sure if THIS is news as I've been 'layed up' with strep throat this last week & haven't been on the boards. ON NOV.18TH THERE IS AN 'EXCLUSIVE, FIRST INTERVIEW' WITH JANET JACKSON

ON GMA!

Saw a preview of it with one of the hosts of GMA. She said all the following 'topics' would be discussed with Janet during the interview: did she think MJ was 'murdered', what she thought of Dr.Quack-Quack, what she thought of the 'live' funeral, her opinion of the Jax reality show & would she be a part of it, her role in MJ's kids lives now & possibly in the future, what's ahead for her in HER personal life(specif. kids/marriage), how she is 'coping' with her brothers death immed.after his death & now, her 'tribute song' she wrote for MJ, her opinion r/e how estate is being handled, & best of all(drumroll, please!): what she thinks about her fathers claim on the estate, her & MJ's 'bond' as children & throughout their adult live's & their relationship with Joe& to what 'extent' they were 'abused' as according to MJ & her own 'perspective' of the alleged abuse. Hmmmmm..........

SOUNDS INTERESTING!!

Just thought I'd pass this along! As I said, might be old news to most of you by now. Nice to be back on here(even if it is at 4am, can't sleep cuz i been sleeping too much lately). Missed you guys.


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Posted at 4:23AM on Nov 16th 2009 by janalal4



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1780 days ago
86.

BeachBum    

What is wrong with all these famous people ?? Dont they keep records ?? Bank Statement--cancelled checks/money order receipts, etc ? Were all these bills just trashed ? Did they find any files at Michaels home in regards to finances ? Where are the accountants/managers or people responsible for paying these bills ?
It is dumb to believe Michael opened his own bills or sat down to write a check. Obviously these managers (and I use this term very lightly) were not doing their job...why do they have a claim ? ie: ThomeThome or whomever. Can these creditors even prove they sent a bill ? TMZ---check into this one.

1780 days ago
87.

Richie Rich    

Michael Jackson gave good head.

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