Bahrain sheik sues Michael Jackson for $7m in UK

LONDON - November 17, 2008 The Bell Pottinger Group says Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa has filed a breach-of-contract case against the troubled singer at London's Royal Courts of Justice.

The suit is to be heard Monday afternoon. It comes a week after Jackson gave up the title to his Neverland ranch in California.

In 2006, Jackson announced he would put out a new album for Khalifa's record label 2 Seas Records. Media reports say Khalifa is arguing that the promised work was never delivered.

Jackson's finances fell apart following his arrest in 2003 on charges that he molested a 13-year-old boy at Neverland. He moved to Bahrain after being acquitted of the charges.

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