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2013 legal shocker: The Jackson gravy train is derailed

Surely worldwide adoration of the late Michael Jackson would score a sympathy payoff for his mom’s negligence lawsuit against concert promoter AEG. The family was asking for a paltry $1.5 billion.

Uh, no.

The jury denied that windfall. Not a cent went to the Jacksons, who are still rolling in dough from dead Michael’s music and swag royalties.

On January 3, 2014, a judge refused to revisit the verdict, narrowing the Jacksons’ appeal options.

Tito, Jermaine, Jackie, Randy, Marlon, and the rest of the family is still able to sidestep working for the rest of their lives, albeit on a slightly tighter budget.

This Motown performance 30 years ago is the last time the brothers had a major celebrated appearance with Michael. Their 2012 tour was scheduled to start in Louisville but was canceled, in part, for lack of ticket sales.

There are lots of nominees for the Weirdest Jackson Family Performance, and this is definitely one of them.

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