Lucasfilm vs Ainsworth Legal Battle Aftermath & Update: Andrew Ainsworth Owes Lawyers £3.5 Million

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Following the UK Supreme Court ruling well over a year ago, legal website The Lawyer today reports that Andrew Ainsworth owes the legal firm that represented him in his dispute with Lucasfilm about £3.5 million.  Per the report, "[t]he case was brought on a conditional fee arrangement (CFA), and usually the court will order the losing side to cover the other’s costs".  Since … [Read more...]

Julien’s Auctions Files Lawsuit Against Live Auctioneers Over Michael Jackson “Neverland” Auction for Breach of Contract and Negligence

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Following last month's development of a jury rejecting a lawsuit by collector Richard LaPointe over the canceled "Neverland" auction of Michael Jackson memorabilia, Julien's Auction has now filed its own complaint against Live Auctioneers, the online bidding service provider for the event.  The new complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, cites two causes of … [Read more...]

Beverly Hills Courier Reports “Judge Rules In Favor of Julien’s Auction House” in Lawsuit Brought By Michael Jackson Memorabilia Collector Richard LaPointe

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Today the Beverly Hills Courier published the latest breaking news about the ongoing legal action brought by collector Richard LaPointe against MJJ Productions, Julien's Auctions, and others. According to the news story, the "jury today rejected a lawsuit in which a collector of celebrity memorabilia maintained that a Los Angeles auction house broke a contract to sell him 14 … [Read more...]

Beverly Hills Courier Reports on Partial Settlement of Michael Jackson Memorabilia Lawsuit with Collector Richard LaPointe

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Today the Beverly Hills Courier published an update on the ongoing legal action brought by collector Richard LaPointe against MJJ Productions, Julien's Auctions, and others.  Per the article, Michael Jackson's estate will sell LaPointe 64 of the 80+ items under dispute, which were pulled from public auction in 2009 when the entire sale was canceled following a settlement … [Read more...]

Update on Collector Lawsuit Against Julien’s Auctions Over Canceled Michael Jackson Memorabilia Sale Event

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As reported throughout 2009 and last updated over one year ago, efforts by Julien's Auctions to offer for sale memorabilia owned by Michael Jackson were embroiled in controversy and legal action, which ultimately led to the cancellation of the event following a settlement between the auction house and MJJ Productions.  The pop star died just two months later. … [Read more...]