Michael’s Will did not include his father Joseph Jackson, in effect denying him any stipend or decision making authority. Joseph has appealed saying that he deserves a role in the decisions involving Michael’s estate and on Thursday, The Second District Court of Appeal said the appeal would be heard on October 6th.
“I think it’s an important issue for all fathers around the country and around the world that when their child dies they should have a say-so in their child’s estate,” said attorney Brian Oxman, who represents Mr Jackson.
Attorney Howard Weitzman, who represents Michael’s estate, said the administrators were meeting all obligations to the beneficiaries named in the will. “As I’ve said before, Mr. Jackson’s appeal is not well taken,” Weitzman said.
Mr Jackson is also pursuing a federal wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray. “The costs of the wrongful death lawsuit should be paid by Michael Jackson’s estate,” Brian Oxman has also said. The estate is not a party to the lawsuit.