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Michael Jackson Star Maps

Banished from Death Site

2/2/2012 3:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The woman who has made a bundle selling star maps near the home where Michael Jackson died has been ordered to move her operation -- folding chair and all.

Linda Welton had a booming business after MJ died, servicing a steady stream of tourists who created a perilous line on Sunset Blvd. to buy maps from her. 

Welton set up shop just feet from the house where MJ passed, and the owners of the estate sued her ... claiming they couldn't sell the property because Welton had created such a nuisance and safety hazard. 

A judge has now ruled Welton must move her business ... but all is not lost.  The judge said Welton could sell her maps down the block, but the problem is that the new location is not visible from Sunset Blvd. .... which is how she gets much of her business.

The ruling doesn't solve all of the property owner's problems, because convoys of tour buses descend on the estate daily.


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TMZ spoke with Welton ... who tells us she's happy with the judge's decision and claims she'll get to remain in the spot where she's always been ... even though she's barred from going any closer to the house where MJ died. 

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