Deceased star Michael Jackson's mom Katherine has had another try to take control of her son’s estate denied by a Los Angeles California judge. The mother lost her fight to remain in charge of her son's estate earlier this month, after she was awarded temporary administration in the days immediately following the singer’s death on June 25th. On July 6th, Los Angeles probate judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled that a 2002 will, in which the star nominated his attorney John Branca and veteran music executive John McClain as executors, was valid, leaving Katherine Jackson without a say in any decisions made about the huge estate.In the will, which the Jackson family reportedly knew nothing about, Michael left his estate to a family trust and selected charities. But Katherine continued to argue her case and, during a hearing at Los Angeles County Superior Court today, lawyers for Branca and McClain lodged papers revealing Jackson’s mother had tried to strike a deal just hours before the morning court session. The legal documents state, "As late as 4.10pm Sunday, July 12th, one of the attorneys for the Jacksons sent an email to Howard Weitzman (one of the attorneys for the Special Administrators) stating that it was his intent to have the order reflect that Katherine Jackson should be treated like a third trustee…" However, the presiding judge dismissed Katherine’s latest attempt to gain control of the estate, reports RadarOnline.com. A new court date has been set for August 3rd.
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