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Judge Sets Trial In Alejandra Jackson Eviction Case

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A judge Tuesday scheduled an eviction trial to determine if the former wife of two of Michael Jackson’s brothers can remain in the family’s Encino home, which is being renovated.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff scheduled the trial for April 25 when the two sides were unable to agree on a plan for Alejandra Jackson and her children to move to a condominium.

The condo would be paid for by the late singer’s estate in exchange for her agreeing not to write a tell-all book about the family.

Lawyers for the woman also said their client might have a palimony interest in the Jackson family compound. She was previously married to Randy Jackson and later to Jermaine Jackson.

Beckloff said he hoped the eviction trial could be averted through negotiations.

The Jackson estate has offered Alejandra Jackson and her children free use of a condominium until they become adults, provided that she sign to a confidentiality agreement. However, the woman’s lawyers say she does not agree with the scope of the agreement as proposed by the estate.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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