Michael Jackson's personal physician DR. CONRAD MURRAY returned to a Las Vegas courtroom on Monday (04Jan10) to settle a dispute with his ex-girlfriend over missed child support payments.
Murray, who is currently under investigation over the death of the King of Pop, reached a deal with Nenita Malibirian in November (09) over the care of their 11-year-old son.
The medic had previously been accused of owing Malibirian more than $13,000 (£8,125) in backpayments, but the former couple agreed to waive the debt if Murray began a new finance plan, paying $1,003 (£630) a month.
He handed over his first installment in court on Monday and will return for a progress hearing on 12 July (10), when a Family Court judge will check Murray is keeping up with his side of the deal, according to his lawyer Chris Aaron.
Investigators looking into Jackson's passing have focused their case on Murray, who stands accused of administering the powerful prescription drug Propofol to the superstar prior to his death on 25 June (09).
Los Angeles authorities have yet to file any charges against the doctor over the tragedy, which was ruled a homicide in August (09).