Appeals court sets hearing in Jackson estate case

A California appeals court has scheduled a hearing for Michael Jackson's father to argue he deserves a role in his son's estate.

The Second District Court of Appeal on Thursday set an Oct. 6 date for Joe Jackson's attorneys to argue his case.

Michael Jackson's 2002 will omitted his father.

A ruling after the 2009 death of the pop star placed his attorney John Branca and family friend John McClain in charge of his affairs.

Joe Jackson appealed the ruling in November.

Michael Jackson's estate has earned tens of millions of dollars since the singer's death at age 50.

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