“It’s possible that the legacy of Michael Jackson could turn out to be a string of court cases. He has kept lawyers and business managers happily employed since he died – and his tax lawyers are no exception. The estate for the King of Pop is planning to go to the mattress in the fight against the Internal Revenue Service over taxes and penalties assessed as a result of values reported on his federal estate tax return. . . . the estate is suing the IRS. The case has been captioned (after an August 14, 2013 amendment) Estate of Michael J. Jackson, Deceased, John G. Branca, Co-Executor and John McClain, Co-Executor, Petitioner(s) v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Respondent (017152-13 U.S. Tax Court) and was filed in U.S. Tax Court. So why all the fighting? Jackson’s estate was said to have been valued between $80 million and $500 million.”