Michael Jackson's Estate Hit With Two Lawsuits

Published January 25, 2010

Problems for Michael Jackson’s estate continue to pour in. Earlier today, Jackson’s estate first saw a claim for more than $100,000 due to unfulfilled obligations. The Machine Management is suing Jackson’s estate for a whopping $285,000, TMZ has learned.

The company is claiming MJ employed their establishment to develop a series of small companies which would assist Jackson in several new endeavors the singer was embarking on. Machine Management claims Jackson asked for assistance in developing a Michael Jackson film label that would put together original film content.

In addition, the company also claims Jackson asked for help in developing a “Michael Jackson Global Warming Awareness Initiative” as well as creating a film festival in Sultanate of Oman. The estate’s legal rep, Howard Weitzman is aware of the claim and currently pondering on how to handle the issue.

Now, Craig A. Johnson is asking for money due to an unpaid invoice.  According to TMZ.com, last Friday Jackson’s estate was sued by Johnson for $375,403.24.

Johnson claims the estate failed to pay him for prior engineering and research work he conducted. It’s still unclear on whether or not the work was done while Jackson was alive.

According to court documents, Johnson issued 345 separate charges for the suit and gives no specific reasons for the individual charges. The prices for each of the charts range from $865 to $1,950.

Written by Nile Ivey, BET.com Staff

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