Judge allows James Brown auction

Bidding on singer's belongings set for Thursday

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina judge said an auction of James Brown's belongings in New York can go forward as planned this week.

South Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Jasper Cureton on Monday lifted a temporary stay that could have held up the sale of the late soul singer's belongings.

Christie's auction house has planned the bidding for Thursday. Among the 320 items for sale are a red jumpsuit and blue satin cape.

The singer's former business managers, Buddy Dallas and Alfred Bradley, had argued the auction should be stopped. They claimed the court should not have been able to appoint new trustees to handle Brown's estate.

Brown died on Christmas Day in 2006 of heart failure. He was 73.
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