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Michael Jackson Estate Settles with Heal the World

4/19/2011 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Michael Jackson Estate has settled its lawsuit against the Heal the World Foundation, and the Estate is now copacetic with the charity using Michael Jackson's name.

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The Estate had sued Heal the World, on grounds it had no right to use MJ's name to solicit money.  But we've learned there was a secret meeting yesterday between Katherine Jackson's new lawyer, Perry Sanders, and Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman.

We're told the Foundation will transfer to the Estate all registered trademarks that relate to Michael Jackson.  MJ's original Heal the World Foundation will be re-formed under the supervision of the Executors. Katherine Jackson will be a member of the board, as will Melissa Johnson, who headed up the most recent version of the foundation.

The lawyers are going to court this AM to dismiss the lawsuit.



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31.

eddie     

Barb.A. 6 minutes ago

I would rather KJ & the 3 kids start their own Charity than to join up with M Johnston & HM.
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I must agree with you Barb.A.,that would a "BETTER IDEA" if Mrs.Jackson & the 3 children would start their own Charity!

1095 days ago
32.

Cherubim    

Re: Update: MJ Estate files supplement to their complaint against Melissa Johnson and HTWF
Wouldn't it be nice if Katherine Jackson in an honest way did devote herself to charitable works in the name of her son, Michael Jackson. Then we could stop worrying about her.
I pray that somehow, Katherine Jackson, and the
Michael Jackson Estate will work together to
establish a significant charitable organization worthy of the person, Michael Jackson.

1095 days ago
33.

Biggi    

I personally will not support any HTWF as long as Melissa Johnson continues to be involved in it.

1095 days ago
34.

aston    

Thanks for the Wiki link to Heal the World. Here is a portion:

"The original Heal the World Foundation was a charitable organization founded by entertainer Michael Jackson in 1992. The foundation's creation was inspired by his charitable single of the same name. Through his foundation, Jackson airlifted 46 tons of supplies to Sarajevo, instituted drug and alcohol abuse education and donated millions of dollars to disadvantaged children, including the full payment of a Hungarian child's liver transplant. Failure to file yearly accounting statements saw the charity lose its tax exempt status in 2002. A different organization, with no relationship to Michael Jackson's foundation, incorporated in the state of California under the same name and applied for new tax exempt status in 2008. The Jackson Estate is currently taking legal action against this organization for unfair competition and trademark infringement."

But now they have settled. What I wonder is – what on earth has prompted Katherine Jackson to side with those people?

I'm supporting Michael Jackson, but a bit tired of all those mysteries wherever you look.

1095 days ago
35.

Daphne     

aston 5 minutes ago

But now they have settled. What I wonder is – what on earth has prompted Katherine Jackson to side with those people?

I'm supporting Michael Jackson, but a bit tired of all those mysteries wherever you look.


I'm asking the same question. BTW is this Mann guy in any of these dealings?

1095 days ago
36.

MJ is LOVE    

This is GREAT news- HTW is a wonderful charity to honor MJ and allows his mother and children to remember him and help others.

Nice news for Katherine with so many other difficult things going on.

1095 days ago
37.

an    

Barb.A. about an hour ago
I would rather KJ & the 3 kids start their own Charity than to join up with M Johnston & HM


I agree with you

1095 days ago
39.

an    

I was hoping before that they start
"THE MICHAEL JACKSON FOUNDATION" than joining the HTW with Johnson and HM.

1095 days ago
40.

Kathysprings    

You ignorant people who are commenting are so worried about
Katherine Jackson recieving anything.

You should be worriying about yourselves being in the poor house! and how to get out!!

1095 days ago
41.

telitabobita    

Hurray! Finally something positive....

1095 days ago
42.

Maximus    

love mj 3 hours ago

@Check yourself, That stench you smell is coming from your putrid tongue. Referring to Michael´s beloved Mother as a b*tch. Michael would have never stood by while someone spoke about his mother that way. If you think you´re acting on his behalf, think again.

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That's funny. Because MJ's "beloved mother" stood by while he was physically and psychologically abused by Joe.

1095 days ago
43.

Maximus    

@ric

Damn! You can't argue with a fanatic! The MJ cultists will excuse anything these people do, and they don't mind slandering an entire race to do it either, apparently.

1095 days ago
44.

MJFAN    

I love when people quote Wikipedia like its an authoritative website. And I quote from Wikipedia on it's own definition of what it is:

Wikipedia (Listeni /ˌwɪkɪˈpiːdi.ə/ or Listeni /ˌwɪkiˈpiːdi.ə/ WIK-i-PEE-dee-ə) is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 18 million articles (over 3.6 million in English) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world, and almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site.

1095 days ago
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