Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson, recently asked the court to compel the estate to reimburse her for the costs she expended in defending herself against the executors over a settlement offer.
The 93-year-old woman alleged that Glaser Weil Fink Howard Jordan & Shapiro (Glasser Weil) charged her $561,548 for the services, according to Radar Online.
Michael had already set up a foundation known as The Katherine Jackson foundation to care for his mother. In addition, he had appointed John McClain and John Branca as executors of his estate, who presently claim to have made hundreds of millions of dollars turning it around.
Katherine objected to Branca and McClain’s recent request for the court to adopt a private agreement involving Michael’s record.The judge rejected her objection, enabling the couple to proceed with the transaction.
A few days later, Katherine appealed the decision, asking a higher court to review the matter in more detail. She also submitted a second application for legal fees.
She stated that her law firm was required to gather documentation, prepare trial exhibits, compose trial papers, prepare witnesses, question and cross-examine witnesses, among other tasks, in addition to interviewing family members.