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Quincy Jones claims he suffered elder financial abuse.

A judge has rejected a claim by music producer Quincy Jones that he suffered elder financial abuse at the hands of Michael Jackson’s estate, according to TMZ in “Quincy Jones I suffered Financial Elder Abuse … Judge in MJ Case Rejects Claim.”

The legal battles over who is entitled to what from the proceeds of Michael Jackson’s music and estate are never-ending. As part of dispute over Jackson’s estate, Jones filed a lawsuit against Sony and MJJ Productions claiming they tricked him out of money that should have been his for producing some of Jackson’s albums.

Jones alleges that the companies labeled some money as profit, when it should have been considered royalties to which he was entitled.

After filing that initial claim, he requested to add a claim of elder financial abuse to it, since he was over 64 at the time of the incident. That claim was rejected.

Financial abuse of the elderly is a serious, ongoing problem in the U.S. It is important to understand that every time an elderly person loses money, it is not necessarily elder financial abuse.

To rise to the level of elder abuse, there normally needs to be some sort of intent to take advantage of an elderly person’s diminished mental capacity.

An elder law attorney can advise you, if you have any questions on elder financial abuse.

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