Tohme filed a complaint against MJ Estate asking for fees he’s owed. These were 10% from Neverland refinancing, 10% from any future transaction about Neverland, $35,000 per month plus 15% of income from services he provided (plus interest when applicable). Estate petitioned Labor Commissioner based on California’s Talent Agency Act to cancel three agreements MJ had with Tohme. The three agreements are Neverland finder’s fee agreement, services agreement (management agreement) and indemnity agreement. Labor Commissioner heard this petition on late 2013 and took it under submission. Late 2014 Tohme requested to put Neverland finder’s fee agreement issue on calendar and judge lifted the stay for that issue on January 2015. Parties have filed their initial motions about the Neverland Finder’s Fee. A tentative trial date for Neverland Finder’s fee is set for May 2016.
Labor Commissioner Determination
After 20 months of waiting, Labor Commissioner has finally finalized their decision for Estate’s petition to cancel MJ - Tohme agreements based on CA Talent Agency Act.
Labor Commissioner determines that Tohme was not licensed to work as a talent agency during the period he worked for Michael. Labor Commissioner focuses on the TII concert deal.