Collector/Investor Files Fraud Lawsuit Against John LeBold and Americana Dance Theatre Over Elizabeth Taylor “Cleopatra” Dress and Other Hollywood Movie Costumes

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Per Courthouse News Service, Richard Abrahamson (a former owner of Toon Art) has filed a lawsuit against John LeBold and Americana Dance Theatre, Inc. over the sale of a number of wardrobe pieces attributed to use in various Hollywood films.  The complaint was filed in the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio last week, and "Abrahamson seeks $90,000 for breach of … [Read more...]

Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions Featured on NBC’s ‘Today Show’ to Discuss Rare Unpublished Marilyn Monroe Photos

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Julien's Auctions Executive Director, Martin Nolan, appeared as a guest on this morning’s broadcast of The Today Show. In it, he discusses a set of rare Marilyn Monroe material which will be featured in their upcoming "Hollywood Legends" auction, which includes previously unseen photographs. … [Read more...]

Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions Featured on NBC’s ‘Today Show’ to Discuss Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos, Negatives, Copyright

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Julien's Auctions Executive Director, Martin Nolan, appeared as a guest on this morning’s broadcast of The Today Show. In it, he discusses a set of rare Marilyn Monroe material which will be featured in an upcoming auction, which includes previously unseen photographs, the negatives, and the copyright to the respective images. … [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...]

Julien’s Auctions Continues To Fight Michael Jackson-Related Lawsuits

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One of the big stories last year was the legal battle between Michael Jackson's MJJ Productions and Julien's Auctions over the disposition of Jackson-owned memorabilia consigned to the auction house.  This was ultimately settled between the parties a few months before the pop star's death.  However, two other lawsuits linger, with legal action spilling into 2010. … [Read more...]