In Summary

  • A jury in Los Angeles sided with the 84-year-old producer but gave him only part of the Sh3.1 billion he was seeking.
  • Defence lawyer Zia Modabber for MJJ Productions: This is a grab for money that Mr. Jones isn't entitled to

Quincy Jones, the legendary producer behind Michael Jackson's top hits, won Sh970.7 million in damages from the late superstar's estate over posthumous works on Wednesday.

A jury in Los Angeles sided with the 84-year-old producer but gave him only part of the Sh3.1 billion he was seeking.

Jones has arranged songs for some of the biggest names in music including Jackson, producing his "Thriller" in 1982 which remains the top-selling album of all time.

The producer filed suit over the use of songs in "This Is It" — a 2009 documentary about Jackson's rehearsals for a series of concerts in London that ultimately were never to be due to the star's sudden death — as well as two Cirque du Soleil circus shows.

Jackson sued MJJ Productions Inc., one of the companies that runs the late King of Pop's estate, in 2013.

"THIS IS A GRAB FOR MONEY..."

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