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Date: Jul 7 01:23:06 2009
Michael Jackson update : public memorial service, legal battle over estate and children

A hearing to determine the custody of Michael Jackson's has been postponed until July 13th. Jackson's mother, Katherine, has been given temporary custody and will likely be granted permanent guardianship as Jackson's 2002 will states that to be the singer's wishes.

Meanwhile, lawyers for Katherine Jackson and for two men named co-executors of the will, attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, that surfaced late last week will meet in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday to determine who will control Jackson's estate. The estate is thought to be worth more than $1 billion, though it does carry with it debt of about $500 million. The estate includes part ownership of an impressive music catalog including The Beatles. Katherine was also given temporary control of the estate. The will, however, states that his money should be put into a trust to benefit the three children, Katherine, and various charities.

Also, reports have surfaced that the powerful anesthetic Diprovan was found in the mansion Jackson was renting when he died June 25th. Two autopsies were performed on Jackson after his death but toxicology results are not expected for about a month. Diprivan, the brand name of propofol, is an anesthetic that "should never be used outside of a controlled and monitored medical setting," the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) said in a statement, noting that its members have not studied the particulars of Jackson's death.

Patients can have extremely variable responses to the drug and some patients can become completely anesthetized, including losing the ability to breathe, the group said.

Elsewhere, officials planning a public memorial for Jackson today in Los Angeles said about 1.6 million people registered to be one of 8,750 people who will get two free tickets to attend the service.


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