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Jacko film libel action leaves lots of costs and no winners

Ex-bodyguard and Channel 4 both claim victory in no-win-no-fee case, reports Matthew Bell

Jackson's father files wrongful death suit

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A year ago today, Michael Jackson died. Across the world, people are paying their tributes.

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Michael Jackson murdered for hit catalogue, claims LaToya

Michael Jackson was murdered because he was "worth so much more dead than alive", his sister said today.

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Harry Goodwin recalls his glory years as the first Top of the Pops photographer, a time when he snapped The Beatles and Pink Floyd, and made Michael Jackson wait while he finished his cup of tea

Stun gun 'never used on Michael Jackson's kids'

A lawyer for Michael Jackson's mother said today the late singer's children were never exposed to a stun gun sent to the family's home.

DVD: Michael Jackson: This Is It (PG)

"You inspired everything in my life," eulogises one of the overwrought dancers trying frantically to get his big break on the King of Pop's brutally curtailed comeback tour.

Final act of Jackson drama begins in LA

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Michael Jackson doctor charged in singer's death

Michael Jackson's doctor was today charged with involuntary manslaughter, capping an exhaustive investigation into the pop star's stunning death last summer and setting up the prospect of another sensational celebrity courtroom drama.

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