Impulse buying, King of Pop style:
Branca had a surprise for Jackson. The attorney said casually, â€˜By the way, the ATV catalogue is available.â€™ Jackson looked puzzled. Branca added teasingly, â€˜It includes a few things you might be interested in.â€™ â€˜Like what?â€™ Jackson asked. â€˜Northern Songs,â€™ Branca replied. Jackson recognized that name. â€˜You mean the Northern Songs?â€™ â€˜Yeah, Mike . . . the Beatles.â€™ Jackson did a full turn, jumped in the air and shrieked. â€˜But wait,â€™ Branca warned. â€˜Other people are also after the catalogue. Itâ€™s going to be a struggle.â€™ Jackson replied, â€˜I donâ€™t care. I want it . . . please.
â€œTwo child-molestation investigations (no convictions), two divorces, myriad civil lawsuits over concerts, special performances and soured business deals, near-bankruptcy and the threatened foreclosure of his Neverland ranch kept teams of lawyers busy.â€ [CNN]
Plus, the possibly that Michael didnâ€™t leave behind a will is enough to ensure many embittered legal battles are left to ensue. . . .
Unfortunately, nailing down who did (and did not) represent Jackson isnâ€™t easy. Over the years, he hired and fired enough lawyers to staff a medium-sized law firm. So consider this Michael Jacksonâ€™s greatest legal hits.
Should be a fun read, if you’re into the legal-personality thing.
It doesn’t really matter what clothes I wear
Or how I fare or if my hair is brown
When it’s only a Northern song.
If you think the harmony
Is a little dark and out of key
You’re correct, Is nobody there
and I told you is no one there