Take A Number

A South Korean newspaper is the latest to claim a place in line for some dough from the Michael Jackson estate, though it’s not entirely clear why.

The Segye Times is seeking nearly $7.9 million from the estate an unpaid judgment entered against his parents and brother Jermaine, court records show.

The paper filed Aug. 3 in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking priority for payment of a $4 million judgment entered against Katherine and Joe Jackson and their son Jermaine in 1994 for canceled concert dates. The judgment has nearly doubled as interest has accrued.

The paper sued the Jacksons in 1990, claiming the family members were paid $4.4 million for a series of concerts that were canceled. Michael was named as a defendant but settled claims against him in an out-of-court deal in 1992.

It was unclear whether his estate is liable for the remaining judgment.