Jacksons v AEG Timeline Legal

Allgood file lawsuit over Jacko dispute

By | Published on Friday 12 June 2009

That promoter who was trying to block Michael Jackson’s Dome residency has now formally sued the singer. I think he’s given up trying to stop the O2 shows, and is now looking for forty million in damages instead. Which will add to the overall Jacko O2 budget a little.

As previously reported, New Jersey-based AllGood Entertainment Inc claimed last month that Michael Jackson’s much hyped O2 residency conflicts with an existing contract it entered into with the singer’s management last November regarding an “all the Jacksons together” reunion show scheduled for July 2010, which is due to be webcast globally.

They say their agreement prevents Jackson from doing any other live shows before the reunion, so to enhance the value of his involvement in their production. When announcing his intent to sue last month, AllGood’s Managing Partner Patrick Allocco said he had issued a cease and desist after hearing of Jacko’s O2 plans, but that neither the singer’s people nor the residency’s promoters, AEG Live, had responded to their correspondence.

AllGood have now filed legal papers in the Manhattan court, accusing the singer and his manager of breach of contract. AEG are also named, based on the allegation that they were aware of the AllGood deal before contracting Jacko to the O2 shows, but “due to their dominance and power in the live performance industry, coerced and/or induced DiLeo and Jackson to disregard the agreements with AllGood and to work with it instead”.

AEG have declined to comment on the litigation.



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