Sony and Michael Jackson’s estate have reached an out-of-court settlement in a false advertising lawsuit, a magazine reported Thursday, a month after three controversial songs were removed from streaming platforms. advertisement board. Both parties were the subject of a class action lawsuit, arguing that the tracks monster, Look up And important newsReleased in 2010, it was not illustrated by the King of Pop, who had died the previous year.
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An out-of-court settlement has been reached while the parties await a decision from the California Supreme Court in the years-long case. “Regardless of what the Supreme Court may render, both parties have decided to collectively end the litigation that has led to multiple appeals and lengthy legal proceedings,” Sonis and Michael Jackson’s estate wrote in a statement. Journal report advertisement board.
Deleting songs is “the easiest and best way to move beyond the conversation associated with these tracks,” the document adds. It is unclear whether or not the songs were recorded before Michael Jackson’s death, nor have details of the deal been disclosed.
Doubts about the authenticity of the three songs at the center of the controversy were raised soon after the album’s release. MichaelReleased in 2010. Members of the Jackson family said they did not recognize the King of Pop on the tracks, while the disc’s producer, Eddie Cascio, confirmed that it was him at the microphone.
The controversy escalated in 2014 when a class action lawsuit was filed against Sony and Michael Jackson’s estate for false advertising. Fans of the King of Pop believe singer Jason Malachy performed songs on the posthumous album, writes USA Today When the controversial pieces were withdrawn in early July. He admitted the facts in a post on Facebook in 2011 TMZ.
Vera Serova, the woman who filed the class action lawsuit, confirmed advertisement board The settlement was reached out of court Wednesday without further comment.
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