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Jackson estate, businessman settle case

Wednesday, September 05, 2012    

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LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Michael Jackson's estate and a businessman working with the singer's mother settled a copyright infringement lawsuit for US$2.5 million on Tuesday, shortly before a trial in the case was scheduled to begin.

The settlement also restricts Howard Mann and his companies from using Jackson's likeness without permission in the future. It ends a year and a half of legal fighting over Mann's use of Jackson's name and likeness on a website used to promote unreleased songs, photographs and a book written by Katherine Jackson filled with recollections of her superstar son.

Mann is the CEO of Vintage Pop Media, which operated the website.

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