The Michael Jackson Estate just won a big victory against a class action suit from fans who alleged they released fake Jackson vocals on his 2010 posthumous album, Michael.
According to a report inThe Blast, on Tuesday, the California court of appeals ruled that the alleged fake MJ vocal was not solely used to promote the sale of the album, and the “representation about the identity of the singer amounted to a statement of opinion rather than fact.”
The case revolved around issues over whether the alleged misrepresentation of Jackson on the album violated California’s Unfair Competition Law and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act.
The win comes on the heels of what would have been the late legend’s 60th birthday today.
The judges’ opinions also reinforces the stance that the estate state and Sony Music did not record the vocals themselves, and that the tracks were, however, vetted to the best of their ability and analyzed by experts.
Earlier this week, it was erroneously reported that the estate had admitted to using fake MJ vocals on the album.
Source: The Blast
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