Judge to Decide If Choreographer Can Sue Jackson Estate

Source: Patch – By Paige Austin | All Things Michael


Lawyers for dancer-choreographer, Wade Robson told a judge today that their client should be able to file a late creditor’s claim against the singer’s estate, but attorneys for the estate’s executors said the case should be dismissed because the petitioner waited too long to bring the action.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff did not immediately rule on the future of Wade Robson’s petition, but said he would have a decision within a few days.

Robson needs a judge’s permission to bring a late probate court claim because his court papers were filed in May 2013, nearly four years after the entertainer’s June 25, 2009, overdose death at age 50.

Attorney Jonathan Steinsapir, on behalf of the estate, countered that limits must be placed on when claims can be filed, irrespective of how serious their nature, so that others cannot keep bringing similar cases against the Jackson executors and other estates for years to come.

Attorney Henry Gradstein, who also represents Robson, said that even if the estate’s dismissal motion is granted, his client can proceed against the corporate arm Jackson established before his death.

Steinsapir said that if the dismissal motion is denied, the estate may seek relief from the 2nd District Court of Appeal.

3 thoughts on “Judge to Decide If Choreographer Can Sue Jackson Estate

  1. You’re right! I remember now it was right before we left for the opening. It will be the Estate’s worse nightmare if this is allowed years after the statute of limitations is up.
    We’re really supposed to believe that WR witnessed every lurid detail of the 2005 trial and NOTHING jogged his memory, NOTHING hinted to him that he was a victim of the same accusations. Please!! What suddenly cleared his head was the Estate’s $750M balance sheet!

  2. This is getting a bit ridiculous. WR brought this charge in 2012 (I believe ??). How much longer are they going to keep postponing a decision???

    • WR started his accusations in 2013 just before MJ One opened in LV. I don’t understand what this judge is doing either, but if he accept this mess, it will open up Pandora’s box for more lawsuits for sure.

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