The Michael Jackson Estate has featured fireworks since very shortly after Michael died on June 25, 2009.  His mother, Katherine Jackson, was not happy about non-family members, including attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, being named as executors of his estate.  So she hired lawyers and challenged the executors in probate court.  They fought … and fought … and fought. 

And then Katherine Jackson did something very surprising.  In November of 2009, she hired a new lawyer, suddenly dropped all of her claims against the executors and reached an out-of-court settlement.  And so it seemed, at least publicly, that Katherine’s battle was at an end.

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