[b]Michael Jackson removed from copyright lawsuit[/b] By David Lindquist February 24, 2004 Gary native Michael Jackson won’t be coming back to Indiana — at least not for court proceedings in a 7-year-old lawsuit that accuses him of trade-name and copyright infringement. A federal judge has ruled that Jackson had no involvement in the release of “Pre-History: The Lost Steeltown Recordings,” a 1996 compilation of early Jackson 5 songs. As a result, the famed singer will be deleted as a defendant when a civil case filed by Gary-based musicians and their producer goes to trial next month… The new judgment clears Jackson of any liability. It applies specifically to producer Gordon Keith, the only plaintiff who failed to reach an earlier out-of-court settlement with Jackson. “Jackson has testified that he had no involvement in the production or release of the album, that he did not select or approve of the songs on the album (and) that he did not receive any royalties from the album,” Simon wrote in his ruling… :nav [url=http://forum.mjeol.com/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=14444]Read FULL Article[/url] :4pinned [url=http://forum.mjeol.com/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=14444]Your Comments?[/url]

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