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Michael Jackson's Brother To Testify Against Proposed Nostalgia Tour

Aug. 21 2009, Published 11:47 a.m. ET

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Michael Jackson's younger brother Randy is on the witness list and could possibly testify Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against a proposal by concert promoter AEG Live for a 3-city memorabilia tour that would begin this October, according to the Associated Press. The tour will coincidence with the release of a feature film using footage from Jackson's final rehearsals.

Like Randy, the Bad singer's mother, Katherine, also disapproves of the proposal, which was ironed out by John Branca and John McClain, who are serving, for now, as special administrators of Jackson's estate.

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As it stands now, the deal would give half of the profits from the exhibition to the Jackson estate and the other half to AEG Live.

Lawyers for the Jackson family argued during a hearing last Monday that the 50-50 split of profits for the exhibition was too generous to AEG Live, but estate lawyers said they negotiated the best terms possible.

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Katherine wants the deal renegotiated.

Other industry experts will also likely take the stand during Friday's hearing.

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Upon completion of the proceeding, Judge Mitchell Beckloff is expected to make a ruling on Katherine's objection to the agreement.

AEG Live lawyer Kathy Jorrie has previously said any further delay in approval would cause the company to abandon the deal and the company would not renegotiate.

RadarOnline.com will be in court Friday for the hearing, and will bring you the latest developments as they happen.

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