July 7, 2009 11:51:28 am
Michael Jacksons mother Katharine has lost control over the King of Pops estate.
She was named temporary administrator of her son’s assets on June 29.
However,a Los Angeles judge has now given the control to two of the Jackos business associates in line with his 2002 will,reports Sky News.
It came after lawyers for the Thriller hitmakers family said that they were not aware of the existence of a valid will.
However,two days later,two respected business associates of Jackson lawyer John Branca and music executive John McClain filed a will that named them as the co-executors of the singer’s estate.
The Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff has ruled that Branca and McClain should be placed in charge of Jackson’s assets,which include his Neverland Ranch and rights to The Beatles songs,until a new hearing on August 3.
Meanwhile,Jacksons funeral will take place Forest Lawn Cemetery at 8am,followed by the memorial service at the downtown Staples Centre.
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