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Judge Approves Jackson Memorabilia Tour

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Aug 22, 2009 | 5:36am EDT

A Los Angeles Judge has approved a deal to allow a King of Pop memorabilia tour to go ahead -- despite initial objections from Jackson family matriarch Katherine.

On Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff gave Michael Jackson's estate executors, John Branca and John McClain, the green light for their proposed exhibition, which will display souvenirs in three cities around the world.

Katherine Jackson and her son Randy opposed the deal over fears about splitting proceeds with AEG Live, the concert promoters behind the singer's ill-fated This Is It comeback shows.

Katherine Jackson's lawyer Londell McMillan stated that the "Thriller" singer's mom fears business deals could affect the outcome of a potential wrongful death lawsuit against the late superstar's doctor Conrad Murray.

McMillan explains, "Mrs. Jackson will not approve something that could possibly be used against her if she chooses to file a future lawsuit."

Earlier in the week, Judge Beckloff approved a merchandise contract with souvenir company Bravado International and Jackson's estate -- paving the way for the sale of tribute products, including Jackson trading cards and clothing.

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