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Michael Jackson's Lawyers Drop Bid to Block Sale of Star's Personal Belongings

Lawyers for Michael Jackson have dropped a bid to block an auction of the pop star's personal belongings.

The pop singer did not appear in a Las Vegas courtroom May 18. His lawyer Gregory Cross said a confidential agreement had been reached with an auctioneer, the current owner of the materials, and a New Jersey man who claimed a warehouse full of Jackson family memorabilia.

Scheduled to take place May 30 - 31 at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas, the auction will spotlight more than 1,000 Jackson family items.

Among them are the handwritten lyrics for the Jackson Five hit "ABC"; Michael Jackson's platinum award for the single "Rock With You"; his gold record for his Thriller album, and a 1987 contract for the purchase of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.