Jacksons Win AEG Court Battle

04 Aug 2009
By Ahlanlive.com

Judge rules promoters must hand over contracts to MJ’s mother and confirms custody

The concert promoters behind MICHAEL JACKSON's doomed comeback shows have been ordered by a judge to hand over a copy of the superstar's contract to his mother.

Katherine Jackson is seeking to gain access to her son's business documents to ensure Jackson's family is not cheated out of any income the star is owed.

The co-executors of Jackson's estate, attorney John Branco and business associate John McClaine, previously denied Katherine's request, alleging she refused to agree to keep the details of the contract secret.

The argument, along with debates over custody and allowance costs, went before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff on Monday.

He ruled that promoters AEG must provide Katherine with a copy of the concert contract, so she can ensure no money goes missing from the estate.

Beckloff also admitted Jackson's 2002 will into probate. The document recognises Branco and McClaine as the only executors of the star's estate.

Monday's court hearing also officially named Katherine, 79, as permanent guardian of her grandchildren, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11 and seven-year-old Prince Michael II. The two eldest kids' biological mother, Debbie Rowe, has been granted visitation rights; the youngest, Prince Michael II, was delivered via an unknown surrogate.