Michael Jackson sues concert promoter involved in 1999 dispute

Posted on Tue, Oct. 04, 2005

Michael Jackson sues concert promoter involved in 1999 dispute Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit Monday against a concert promoter to prevent arbitration over a disputed 1999 concert contract.

Jackson and his company, MJ Company, sued concert promoter Marcel Avram and his German-based company for breach of contract, according to court papers.

The lawsuit also seeks a preliminary injunction to prevent Avram from proceeding with arbitration. Jackson in November 2002 testified in a $21 million lawsuit brought against him by Avram, who accused the entertainer of backing out of two concerts on New Year’s Eve 1999.

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