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...]

Original Prop Blog in England: Short Video Tour of Prop Store of London

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England Journal: Prop Store of London Video Tour.  Interview with Stephen Lane.  This is in supplement to Journal Day Two, when we made a visit to Prop Store in England.  Stephen was kind enough to play host and give us a tour of the Prop Store, which was unfortunately abbreviated due to the adverse weather conditions hitting England. … [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...]

New Michael Jackson Related Legal Threat Against Julien’s Auctions… from David Gest

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In the wake of the death of Michael Jackson last Thursday, and the coincidental (long-scheduled) "Summer Sale" of original entertainment memorabilia which took place in Las Vegas over the following two days, the sale of 21 lots of Jackson-related memorabilia with provenance identified as from "The Collection of David Gest" has prompted significant mainstream media coverage as … [Read more...]

Michael Jackson “King of Pop” Dead at 50

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Per reports from the Los Angeles Times, TMZ.com, and the USA Today, Michael Jackson was pronounced dead today following a cardiac arrest and coma.  The "King of Pop" has been in the news in recent months as a result of his sold out come back concert tour and a dispute with Julian's Auctions over the sale of personal memorabilia from Neverland Ranch. … [Read more...]

Julien’s Auctions “The Collection of Michael Jackson” Sale Event Canceled; Items to Be Returned

Per reports from the Associated Press, both a spokesman for Michael Jackson and Julien's Auctions have said today that - as part of a settlement agreement in the widely publicized dispute - Jackson will retain possession of the approximately 2,000 personal items … [Read more...]