Is the MJ estate up to its ears?

A London law firm is suing Michael Jackson’s estate for $200,000 in unpaid fees, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Atkins Thomson Solicitors, which carried out work for Jackson between 2007 and 2009, is suing entertainment attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, executors of Jackson’s estate, for breach of contract.

The firm claims it “provided hundreds of hours of services to Jackson across nearly a dozen matters,” including in the months leading up to the star’s death in June 2009, and says it filed a creditors’ claim for over $200,000 in 2009.

Atkins claims the estate refused to pay and rejected the invoice in December 2015. The firm is demanding the $200,000 plus interest and the costs of the suit.

Earlier this month, Sony paid the estate $750m for rights to songs by the Beatles, Eminem, and many more, in a move which was said to help reduce its remaining $250m debt and also give the late musician’s three children more financial flexibility.

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