A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has rejected a bid by
The Julien’s Auctions sale, which will feature the King of Pop’s art collection, costumes, awards and furnishings, is set for April 22-25 and expected to fetch millions for the financially troubled artist.
MJJ Productions filed suit against Julien’s last month, alleging the auction house hadn’t lived up to its end of an agreement reached last summer.
MJJ Productions attorney Alan Gutman argued in court that the agreement, signed by Jackson representative Tohme Tohme and the auction house, was not enforceable and that Julien’s had moved forward on the sale without Jackson’s permission.
But Judge Brett Klein ruled that Julien’s did not have to return the items and could continue to promote the auction despite ongoing court proceedings.
Attorneys for both sides head back to court April 15 to for court proceedings surrounding MJJ Production’s motion for an injunction to stop the sale.