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Michael Jackson's mom to pay promoter $1m in trial costs

Published on Apr 15, 2014 10:15 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Michael Jackson's 83-year-old mother Katherine has agreed to pay over US$800,000 (S$1 million) to tour promoters AEG Live for costs incurred to defend a failed lawsuit she brought, lawyers said on Monday.

Attorneys for AEG Live, which organised the pop icon's doomed 2009 comeback tour, had sought more than US$1.2 million for expenses after winning a five-month trial but haggled out a lesser amount with Jackson's legal team.

The deal has still to be approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos, who oversaw the civil trial last year.

AEG Live attorney Marvin Putnam said the promoter should be reimbursed for all the costs to which it was entitled under law, and about half of those the judge has the discretion to approve or deny.

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