The Michael Jackson Estate vs HBO – UPDATE

The Michael Jackson Estate have filed their response to HBO in regards to why arbitration should occur in regards to their case. In the filing they detail the below reasons for arbitration.

  • The Dispute Here Is Clearly Arbitrable – as the agreement requires “binding and final arbitration” of “[a]ny dispute arising out of, in connection with or relating to this Agreement”. 
  • HBO’s Attempt To Avoid The Presumption Of Arbitrability Is Meritless
  • The Confidentiality Provisions’ Reference To A “Court” Does Not
  • Exclude Claims For Their Breach From The Obligation to Arbitrate
  • HBO’s Arguments That It Did Not Breach Are For The Arbitrator
  • As This Court Already Held, HBO’s Argument That “The 1992 Agreement Has Expired” Is For the Arbitrator

This case is proving to be an interesting one, the next court hearing is set for Wednesday 17th July 2019. Judge Wu will then give a ruling in regards to both arguments put forward and the future of this case.

The full filing can be found here.

Credit for this info goes to andjustice4some. Their tweet can be seen below.

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