More Jackson Lawyers Quit.

Troubled superstar MICHAEL JACKSON has lost legal representation for the second time in a year, after a New York City judge gave a law firm permission to withdraw from the singer's court battles.

Law firm Wachtel & Masyr alleges Jackson owes it unpaid fees and it cannot get in touch with the THRILLER hitmaker through email or telephone.

The company was representing Jackson as a defendant in a lawsuit by the financial company Prescient Acquisition Group, which claims the star owes it $48 million (26 million).

In a letter to Manhattan federal judge KEVIN CASTEL, Wachtel & Masyr attorney WILLIAM WACHTEL writes, "Unfortunately, Mr Jackson has failed to respond to every email and telephone message left for him over the past four weeks."

Jackson's representative claims he terminated the services of Wachtel & Masyr in a letter dated 17 July (06), in which the singer wrote, "It is with deep regret that I must terminate the services of Wachtel & Masyr, LLP, effective immediately."

Castel gave the firm permission to withdraw from the case on Monday and expected Jackson to reorganise his legal team by 5 September (06).

In November (05), the law firm of Latham & Watkins ceased to represent Jackson, claiming he wasn't paying his bills and was impossible to communicate with.