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Court sets hearing in Jackson estate case

September 3, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Joe Jackson will appear in court next month, to explain why he should be allowed to make decisions about his late son's estate.In November, a judge ruled Michael Jackson's multimillion dollar estate would be run by attorney John Branca and music executive and family friend John McClain.

The will omitted Joe Jackson - in effect denying him any stipend or decision-making authority.

"I think it's an important issue for all fathers around the country and around the world that when their child dies they should have a say-so in their child's estate," said attorney Brian Oxman, who represents Joe Jackson.

Joe Jackson also wants the estate to pay for the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the King of Pop's doctor.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.