By ANTHONY McCARTNEY
AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A hearing on Michael Jackson's estate has
ended with the two men named in the pop icon's will retaining
control of his financial affairs.
Attorneys will reconvene next Monday to decide several issues,
including a settlement between the estate and concert promoter AEG
Live. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff says
attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain
will continue to administer Jackson's estate until at least Oct. 2.
Beckloff will also consider whether Katherine Jackson can oppose
their appointment. Her attorneys want to explore whether the two
have any conflicts of interest that should prevent them from
administering Jackson's estate, of which she and the singer's three
children are primary beneficiaries.
AP Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch contributed to this
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)