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Michael Jackson -- To Pay or Not to Pay

9/23/2010 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Michael Jackson Estate made some interesting calls when it came to creditors -- who got paid, who didn't, and who's still waiting.

Michael Jackson Estate
The estate made a bunch of decisions on creditors' claims, but four stand out.

-- Dr. Arnold Klein submitted two claims for medical services in the months before Michael Jackson died -- totaling $58,522.89.  Pretty ironic, since some people in the Jackson world believe Klein contributed to MJ's death.  The estate has taken no action so far -- neither rejecting nor paying the dough.

-- Tom Mesereau, the lawyer who did a remarkable job in Jackson's 2005 molestation trial.  Mesereau submitted a claim for $341,452.05.  The estate paid the lawyer in full.

-- Kai Chase, the cook who was at Jackson's home the morning he died and the woman who interacted with Dr. Conrad Murray that day, submitted a claim for $8,000.  The executors compromised with Chase and settled the claim by making partial payment.  This one is interesting because some of MJ's family got pissed off when she made the rounds on TV following his death.

-- Raymone Bain, MJ's longtime publicist and friend who had a mega falling-out with Jackson, had filed two claims totaling $404,000.  The estate rejected the claim and Bain sued. The court tossed her case out.

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76.

Lee lee    

* Michael * Typo

1461 days ago
78.

Lucylk    

Please, please, please stop calling him the way you did on the article.....
Did he do something wrong to you personally ?

even Hitler is called Hitler on books and articles, Benladen,Mussolini,Franco, and all the worst human beings on earth are refered to by their names.

Please call the late artist,who didn't harm the world,by his real name.....Please.

1461 days ago
79.

Lucylk    

His Name is Michael Jackson !

1461 days ago
80.

HumanNature    

His Name is "KING" MICHAEL JACKSON!

Posted at 6:41 PM on Sep 23, 2010 by OhWell

1461 days ago
81.

Lucylk    

TMZ, Please, please, please stop calling him the way you did on the article.....
Did he do something wrong to you personally ?

even Hitler is called Hitler on books and articles, Benladen,Mussolini,Franco, and all the worst human beings on earth are refered to by their names.

Please call the late artist,who didn't harm the world,by his real name.....Please.TMZ !

1461 days ago
82.

HumanNature    

I Can't Wait For Halloween,
I'm Going To Dress Up A Skeleton
To Look Like Michael Jackson,
A Little Gold Cloth,Red Lipstick
And A Fake Wig And...Trick or Treat.

And When The Kids Knock On The Door
Little Mj Will Light Up & Go Te Hehe.

I Urge All Michael Jackson Fans
To Honor The Dead King Of Propofol
With A MJ Skeleton This Halloween.

Posted at 6:49 PM on Sep 23, 2010 by OhWell

And all the little children will be dress up like THE "KING OF ALL MUSIC" singing "WE ARE THE WORLD"!!!!!!

1461 days ago
83.

MiMi    


There comes a time
When we head a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on
Pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of
God's great big family
And the truth, you know love is all we need

[Chorus]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart
So they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stone to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand

[Chorus]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

When you're down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There's no way we can fall
Well, well, well, well, let us realize
That a change will only come
When we stand together as one

[Chorus]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

1461 days ago
84.

Just Me    

I'd like to know just HOW is it possible that TMZ is seemingly getting all of these "scoops" and "exclusives" where anything pertaining to Michael Jackson is concerned? Is TMZ on the Jackson payroll or something??? Amusing to say the least, but do I expect an answer-- especially an HONEST ANSWER? Nope!

1461 days ago
86.

susie    

World Exclusive Photograph: The Sphinx

With many thanks to Paris, Pierre Bergé & Associés – here is an exclusive look at what is going to become a very exciting Michael Jackson Auction for fans everywhere.

Next December 13th, auction house Paris, Pierre Bergé & Associés will hold an exclusive auction to sell photos from a stunning session that Michael Jackson did for his Invincible album but that were never used or seen because his record company deemed them too daring!

The main attraction of this sensational auction will be the presentation of a photo called “The Sphinx” – which Michael wanted to use for the cover of Invincible.

On October 8th, the front side of the picture will be revealed –and MJSTAR will have a world exclusive first look.

http://www.mjstar.com/

1461 days ago
88.

sue    

courtney 42-- AND GUESS WHAT????? YOU ARE A WASTE OF BREATH!!!! SO MOVE ON TO ANOTHER THREAD IF YOU HAVE SO MUCH HATE FOR THE ONE AND ONLY MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!sue from tampa

1461 days ago
89.

HumanNature    

Could I be a KING, QUEEN, PRINCE, PRINCESS, DUKE, DUCHESS, KNIGHT, BARON, BARONESS, EARL, COUNT OR A ROYAL PAIN IN OhWell space???

Hehe

1461 days ago
90.

susie    

Posted at 7:31 PM on Sep 23, 2010 by Phantom of the Opera

Thank you Phantom, it's beautiful

1461 days ago
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