Michael Jackson’s Estate To Handle Quincy Jones’ Lawsuit In Court This Summer


A pending $10 million lawsuit concerning Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson’s estate will head to trial this summer (June 15), The Hollywood Reporter states.

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The suit was filed by Jones against Sony Entertainment and MJJ Productions in October 2013 after the famed producer/executive claimed the entities remixed a few master recordings done by Jones, but without his permission.

The action reportedly prohibited the industry veteran from making a “backend profit” on melodies from 2009’s This Is It movie/soundtrack and the 25th anniversary revamp of Bad, the site reports.

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Jones’ defense team also states that MJJ Productions, which partly controls Michael Jackson’s estate, violated their contract when they permitted outer parties to rework a few of the King of Pop’s melodies, and “without first providing a reasonable opportunity to Jones to perform such remixes and/or re-edits.”

The suit was initially made public in October 2013.