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.
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.
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.