Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson Estate Executors Throw Out Creditors Claims
Michael Jackson's estate executors have rejected a number of creditors' claims filed by the King of Pop's former business associates, including a $3 million (£1.88 million) bill from a former lawyer.
Sidney Lanier represented Jackson in a 2005 case against former porn mogul Marc Schaffel, who claimed the Thriller hitmaker failed to repay a $2.3 million (£1.44 million) loan and compensate him for setting up two TV specials.
Jackson countersued, alleging he was the one owed money, but after that lawsuit was settled, the pop superstar then refused to pay his legal costs and filed suit against Lanier alleging fraud.
The lawyer claimed Jackson's actions tarnished his good name and he has insisted he was put through "two years of expensive, stressful litigation and ridicule..." as a result of the fraud accusation.
But Lanier's case has been thrown out by those in charge of Jackson's estate, in addition to a claims from a former accountant and the Thriller superstar's skin doctor, Arnold Klein.
The medic was seeking the return of a green $10,000 (£6,250) Gianfranco Ferre jacket that he had allegedly loaned his famous client - but never got back, reports Tmz.com.