Court to hear Joe Jackson arguments

Michael Jackson's father wants to appeal estate heads

An appeals court in California will hear arguments Wednesday on whether Michael Jackson's father should be allowed to challenge the administrators of his son's estate, the Associated Press reported.

Joe Jackson appealed a probate court's dismissal of his objections to the appointment of attorney John Branca and music executive and family friend John McClain to oversee the late pop singer's estate.

A judge ruled in November that the elder Jackson did not have standing to intervene in the case and was not entitled to a hearing to contest the administrators. Such a hearing would allow Joe Jackson's attorney to air complaints about the validity of the pop singer's 2002 will, which omitted his father from receiving any money.

The late singer's mother, Katherine, and her son's three children are the primary beneficiaries of his estate, which has earned tens of millions since his death in June 2009.
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