The Michael Jackson Estate vs. HBO – An Update

The battle between the MJ Estate and HBO continues, with HBO filing their supplement motion in opposition of arbitration as ordered by Judge Wu.

In their motion, HBO states the following reasons why arbitration should not occur.

  • The 1992 agreement does not state that disputes will be decided by an arbitrator, but by the court.
  • The 1992 agreement is specific to their airing of “Live in Bucharest” and “Leaving Neverland” is not relevant to, nor makes any mention of, that specific program but instead references the Dangerous Tour as a whole.
  • HBO claims that the agreement “has been fully performed and is expired”.

As many of us know, the agreement itself states that it is in perpetuity. However, it is impossible to currently know what Judge Wu will decide in regards to whether he considers the agreement expired or not.

The MJ Estate now has until Monday, June 17th 2019 to file a responsive brief of no more than 7 pages.

The next hearing is due on June 24th 2019 at 8.30am.

To read the full motion put forward by HBO, click here.

All credit for the finding and uploading of the documents onto scribd belongs to @andjustice4some, who works tirelessly to keep us all informed on the case.

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