A Los Angeles jury awarded Michael Jackson’s estate to pay Quincy Jones $9.4 million last week — but the legendary music producer better not spend it.
Howard Weitzman, who represented Jacko’s heirs during the three-week trial, told On the Money he has plenty of “post-trial options to overturn the verdict.”
He also plans to pursue them, up to and including an appeal.
“We probably wouldn’t challenge an award up to $2.5 million,” Weitzman said.
Jones received the award for songs he produced for Jackson decades ago that were used in a movie and two Cirque du Soleil shows after the pop star’s death.
What seems to rankle Weitzman most is Jones portraying the legal win as a victory for artists’ rights.
“The jury’s verdict was wrong,” he said. “The real artist is Michael Jackson, and it is his money.”