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Quincy Jones sues Michael Jackson's estate

Posted: October 25, 2013 4:55 p.m.
Updated: October 25, 2013 4:55 p.m.

This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl. Quincy Jones sued Jackson's estate on Friday, claiming that he was owed millions in royalties and fees on music that's been used in post-death Jackson projects.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quincy Jones is suing Michael Jackson's estate claiming he is owed royalties on some of the superstar's hits and was improperly deprived of a producer credit on music used in the "This Is It" film.

Jones' lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles seeks millions in damages from the singer's estate. The suit claims Jackson's estate re-worked some of the superstar's music that Jones produced and cut him out of the royalties and other profits.

The producer is also asking a judge to order Jackson's estate to provide a full accounting of its proceeds to determine how much he is owed. Jones produced some of Jackson's most popular albums, including "Off the Wall" and "Thriller."

Jackson's estate had no immediate comment on the lawsuit.

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