Jackson's lawyers sue over legal fees


Michael Jackson's former entertainment lawyers have filed a lawsuit claiming the pop star owes them more than $113,000.

The law firm Lavely & Singer of Los Angeles says Jackson agreed in arbitration last year to pay them $180,000 in three installments.

Jackson failed to make the final payment of $113,750 before the July 31 deadline stipulated in the settlement, the firm alleges in a complaint filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

A message left for Jackson's publicist, Raymone Bain, wasn't returned. His lawyer, Christopher Mellott, could not be reached after hours Tuesday.

A judge last month ordered Jackson to pay more than $256,000 in legal fees to another firm that handled some side issues during his 2005 child molestation trial.

Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges in the case.