A jury will weigh whether AEG negligently hired and supervised Dr. Conrad Murray, who gave Michael Jackson a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol on the eve of what was to be the singer's comeback tour. The trial is expected to last up to four months.
High on drama and filled with sensational testimony about Michael Jackson’s colorful yet erratic life, jurors Thursday afternoon were handed a wrongful-death case in which the pop star’s mother and three children could be awarded tens of millions of dollars.
In a final push before the case goes to jury, an attorney for Michael Jackson’s family on Thursday said that entertainment powerhouse AEG cared little about the pop star’s career and used him only to make money.
After listening to testimony since spring, jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial are expected to be handed the case Thursday and asked to decide whether entertainment giant AEG Live is liable for the pop singer’s overdose death.
The attorney for AEG Live told jurors Wednesday the concert promoter never hired the doctor who was treating Michael Jackson as he prepared for a comeback tour, never had a contract with him and had no idea the doctor was giving the singer the powerful anesthetic that killed him.
A claim by the family of Michael Jackson that it be awarded damages up to $1.5 billion for the pop star’s death is “ridiculous,” an attorney for entertainment powerhouse AEG told jurors Wednesday
Attorneys for AEG are set to give closing arguments Wednesday in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial, and the case could be in the jury's hands by the end of the week.
An attorney for Michael Jackson’s family told jurors Tuesday that concert promoter AEG Live hired the doctor who administered the fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic and that the company now should pay for the singer’s death.
Final arguments in the nearly five-month Michael Jackson wrongful death trial began Tuesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom where jurors will be asked to decide whether one of the country’s most powerful entertainment firms is responsible for the pop star’s drug overdose death.
Tensions between Marvin Putnam, who represents AEG, and Brian Panish, who was hired by the pop star's family, have flared in and out of court.
Quoting from Abraham Lincoln, the Book of Exodus and internal emails from AEG Live, an attorney for Michael Jackson's family told jurors Tuesday that the concert promoter hired the doctor who gave Jackson a fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic and now should have to pay for the pop star’s death.