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MJ Estate Sues Katherine Jackson's Business Partner

1/20/2011 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's Estate has just sued Howard Mann, Katherine Jackson's business partner, claiming he's been ripping off Michael's name and likeness for profit ... TMZ has learned.

Michael Jackson Estate

According to the lawsuit, filed Thursday, the Estate claims Mann has violated copyright, trademark and cyber piracy laws by hocking all things MJ.

Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman says, "The Estate had hoped Mann would voluntarily cease his conduct but that was not to be," adding, "People who trade off Michael's personality, copyrights, and trademarks should not be allowed to exploit the legacy of one of the world's most recognized talents for their own benefit."

The Estate did not name Katherine Jackson as a defendant.

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K    

Go estate Go

1370 days ago
2.

marcia    

Way to go! The only people who should be allowed to profit from MJ's name in this manner should be his children.

1370 days ago
3.

TXluvsMJ2    

All of this is really getting old. Can't poor MJ just rest in peace?

1370 days ago
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anon.    

He looks like an opportunistic fat ass:(

1370 days ago
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LC4Michael    

Yes! It's about time! Now they need to remove this man from Katherine's life forever! He is bad, bad news!

Come on Randy, Tito, Marlon...Grow some and help out your mom!

1370 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

is this ever going to end?

1370 days ago
7.

Denisse    

Too much fighting amongst one another, time to move on!!!! For more Jackson news go to: http://bestofmichaeljackson.jclondon.com/

1370 days ago
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Chic    

Great, put that shady mann out of business and out of Mrs. Jacksons life for good.

1370 days ago
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Amanda    

I am so sick of hearing about MJ that I could puke. He's been gone a year and we are still doing nothing but talking about it. His estate puts the kibosh on everything so this is getting so old! I don't care if I ever hear another word about MJ now that that's all I have heard about everyday for over a year.

1370 days ago
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kimd    

Shouldn't that include Katherine Jackson,not to mention all the other Jacksons?

1370 days ago
12.

debbiedoesnothing    

Can Howard Mann ask the court to make Katharine Jackson a co-defendant to share the potential liability with him?

1370 days ago
13.

Jim    

God MJ looks awful, if he doesn't take better care of himself he is going to die.....OH, wait!!!

1370 days ago
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oldgeez    

hawking

1370 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

It's MJ's $$$, not her's.

1370 days ago
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