Jackson’s mother sued the company for negligent
The jury has spoken in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial against AEG Live. After more than five months of testimony and four days of deliberations, the jury has decided that the concert promoter is not responsible for the death of the King of Pop.
ABC News reports that Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, sued AEG over the hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson an overdose of propofol in June 2009. Jackson’s attorneys claimed that AEG was responsible for Jackson’s death because they did not conduct a thorough investigation on Murray and were negligent in monitoring the doctor during his practices.
The jury did find that AEG Live hired Murray, but that the doctor was competent enough to do the job he was hired to do.
The Jackson family was seeking $1.5 billion in damages.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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