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Michael Jackson's Executors -- Pay Us Now!

12/15/2009 9:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's estate has not paid the Special Administrators a penny, but the day has now come -- at least according to new court docs filed by John Branca and John McClain.

The two men -- now officially the Executors of Michael Jackson's estate, are asking for 70% of the fees they have earned, pending court approval of the full amount.

The papers do not specify the amount Branca and McClain want. They do say that they want the statutory amount of executor fees for the first $25 million of the estate -- that fee comes to $188,000. But the estate is valued far in excess of $25 mil and the two Executors would be entitled to a portion of that as well. In addition, Branca and McClain also want fees "for their extraordinary services," though that amount is not specified.

According to the new documents, fees some of the law firms connected with the estate are asking for are huge. For example, the law firm of Greenberg Traurig wants $1,547,064.50. The firm of Hoffman, Sabban & Watenmaker wants $957,644. The firm of Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser, Kump & Aldisert wants $420,062.50.



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91.

Nessie    

HEY TMZ-

WHY DID YOU CHANGE THE PICTURE OF MICHAEL FOR THIS ARTICLE??? THE FIRST PICTURE THAT WAS UP WAS ONE OF HIS BEST - THIS ONE IS ONE OF HIS WORST!!!
TRYING TO TURN PEOPLE OFF?
THE ONES WHO LOVE HIM WILL ALWAYS LOVE HIM REGARDLESS!!!

1669 days ago
92.

grim reaper    

You are an IDIOT! Do you think he is the only male who posted here???

Posted at 9:35PM on Dec 15th 2009 by pmiller



Oh then could it be don. He ain't nothing punk too and a little pu$$y too. They are both eating each other right now.

1669 days ago
93.

Anita    

And why should the estate pay them any money if they have open account in bahamas,

1669 days ago
94.

Cathy    

Hell, I don't know WTF is going on here, but my gut feeling on the subject is this: Branca and McClain are entitled to whatever in terms of monies from the estate in terms of their fees for being executors. I feel like Branca and McClain agreed to do this because of their love for Michael (and yes, I do believe they are two people who truly cared about him). But love only goes so far. These men were not related to Michael nor obligated to him. They deserve compensation. $188,000 doesn't seem like much when you compare it to how much MJ was worth. But Michael cared about these men and trusted them -- particularly Branca, and I think Branca will do the best for MJ's wishes and his children. Period. So they should be allowed to do it, and Branca especially should be paid whatever it is that he demands to do the best by MJ.

1669 days ago
95.

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

103. And why should the estate pay them any money if they have open account in bahamas,

Posted at 9:45PM on Dec 15th 2009 by Ant

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They are just asking for the money they are owed by doing their job...this estate has so many claims and lawsuits, I am sure it is a full time job for them! They are not going to work for nothing, who does?

1669 days ago
96.

grim reaper    

No wonder a certain person we both know never comes here anymore - he said there is nothing intellectually stimulating here. And he's right.

Posted at 9:13PM on Dec 15th 2009 by Deb


THEN GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE. IF YOU DON'T LIKE HERE. GO SUCK THAT BLACK C**K YOU KEEP TALKING ABOUT.

1669 days ago
97.

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

Hey Deb if U are around U got mail....

1669 days ago
98.

Daphne Lorincz    

They are not suing the estates, but these are the formalities they have to follow in order for the court to approve payments. They are doing a good job, Go Team Go! I heard the Cirque du Solei MJ show is in the works, and the Coca Cola commercial. MJ forever.

1669 days ago
99.

grim reaper    

108. Hey Deb if U are around U got mail....

Posted at 9:49PM on Dec 15th 2009 by pmiller



She's hiding under another name

1669 days ago
100.

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    



She's hiding under another name

Posted at 9:53PM on Dec 15th 2009 by la la land

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No she's not..she does not play childish games like you do!

1669 days ago
101.

Duh    

10. 108. Hey Deb if U are around U got mail....

Posted at 9:49PM on Dec 15th 2009 by pmiller



She's hiding under another name

Posted at 9:53PM on Dec 15th 2009 by la la land

No, actually la la land, I was actually over on FB and got pmiller's message (you have mail pmiller). I don't hide from anyone, I am not afraid of you. You're just a little punk who gets their jollies from starting trouble. I left because there was nothing "intellectually stimulating" going on and came back to let pmiller know I had gotten her mail.

As far as the black, ahem, member shall we say, I am not the one who brought it up. Someone said I suck green c@ck and I was merely correcting them.

Sounds like you are jealous and want one of those for yourself.

OK back to better things.

1669 days ago
102.

cheran e schick    

IT IS SO SAD THAT EVERYONE IS MOOCHING OFF OF MICHAEL AND HE IS DEAD. THEY SHOULD DO IT FOR FREE. HECK THEY ARE GETTING FREE ADVERTISMENT FOR THEIR BUSINESS. THE FACT THE EVER KNEW THE KING OF POP IS SO SPECIAL AND A PRIVALAGE NOT A RIGHT ....................LONG LIVE THE KING OF POP


PARIS PRINCE AND BLANKET SHOULD NOT HAD TO DEAL WITH THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE ARREST THE DOC BY NOW

1669 days ago
103.

emily    

oh my..everyone wants a piece of michael. this is just unbearable..

1669 days ago
104.

!    

I am a bipolar crazy lowlife skank.

1669 days ago
105.

grim reaper    

116. I am a bipolar crazy lowlife skank.

Posted at 10:08PM on Dec 15th 2009 by Deb



Yes she is and thinks she runs this board now don't she?

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