In 2013, Quincy Jones hit Michael Jackson’s estate with a massive lawsuit over a dispute of the terms of two contracts both signed in 1978 and 1985, according to HipHopDX.
Well Roommates, the 84-year-old can now relax because a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Quincy $9.4 million for unpaid royalties on Michael’s albums Bad, Thriller, and Off the Wall.
“This lawsuit was never about Michael, it was about protecting the integrity of the work we all did in the recording studio and the legacy of what we created,” Jones wrote in a statement to the Associated Press following the verdict. “Although this (judgment) is not the full amount that I was seeking, I am very grateful that the jury decided in our favor in this matter. I view it not only as a victory for myself personally, but for artists’ rights overall.”
Jones was previously seeking $30 million, but hey $9.4 million isn’t bad either.
Jackson’s estate attorney, Howard Weitzman, and his co-counsel Zia Modabber, weren’t happy about the decision.