Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Michael Jackson mom gets limited rights

A judge granted Katherine Jackson limited control over some of her son's property on Monday after the singer's mother expressed concerns about who controls his business ventures and bank accounts.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff allowed Katherine Jackson the authority to take control of some of Michael Jackson's items currently in the hands of an unnamed third party. It does not detail the nature of those items.The wording in Beckloff's order is similar to language included in Katherine Jackson's petition to get control of thousands of her son's items removed from his Neverland Ranch.Those items, which included some of the singer's wardrobe, awards and other items described "priceless and irreplaceable," were slated for auction earlier this year until Michael Jackson sued to block it. A settlement resulted in the goods being put on public display in Beverly Hills, but not put up for sale.
Auctioneer Darren Julien, who said he spent $2 million organizing the sale before it was canceled, said Monday that he would not do anything with the items without permission from the Jackson family or the singer's production company.

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