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AEG-Michael Jackson wrongful death trial

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. 

  • Michael Jackson wrongful death trial moves closer to verdict

    Michael Jackson wrongful death trial moves closer to verdict

    After nearly five months of testimony, much of it focused on the mental and physical health of one of the world’s most celebrated entertainers, the Michael Jackson wrongful death case moved closer to a verdict Monday as the judge read her instructions to jurors. The Jackson family’s attorneys will...

  • Michael Jackson desperate for sleep, drugs, doctor says

    Michael Jackson desperate for sleep, drugs, doctor says

    A close friend and doctor who treated Michael Jackson for more than 25 years testified Thursday that the desperate singer asked him for an anesthetic to combat his insomnia a little more than two months before his death. Dr. Allen Metzger, who had accompanied Jackson on a tour of Australia in the...

  • Michael Jackson trial: Doctor expected to discuss sleep, drugs

    Michael Jackson trial: Doctor expected to discuss sleep, drugs

    Jurors in the long-running Michael Jackson wrongful death trial are expected to be shown video testimony Wednesday from a physician who allegedly arranged for the singer to be given a powerful anesthetic during a mid-1990s concert tour. Allen Metzger, who treated the performer for 15 years, twice...

  • After four months, Michael Jackson wrongful death case nears end

    After four months, Michael Jackson wrongful death case nears end

    After more than four months of testimony, the Michael Jackson wrongful death case could finally go to the jury later this month. Court clerk Neli Raya said she expects the case willl be handed to the jury in about 2 1/2 weeks. Marvin Putnam, attorney for AEG Live, has said he expects to rest his...

  • 2 AEG executives dismissed from Jackson suit

    2 AEG executives dismissed from Jackson suit

    The judge dismisses the case against Randy Phillips and Paul Gongaware because they were acting on behalf of AEG.

  • Jackson judge indicates she'll toss case against AEG officials

    Jackson judge indicates she'll toss case against AEG officials

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge made a tentative ruling Monday throwing out the case against two AEG executives who were promoting Michael Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” comeback tour. Judge Yvette Palazuelos, however, left AEG Live, one of the nation’s largest concert promoters, as a defendant...

  • Anesthesiologist testifies Jackson wanted him to go on tour

    Anesthesiologist testifies Jackson wanted him to go on tour

    Dr. David Adams is a Las Vegas anesthesiologist who had put Michael Jackson under four times for dental procedures. There were no complications, and the two had engaged in small talk.Then on a Sunday in late March 2009, as he was getting ready to go to church, Adams received a call from someone...

  • Debbie Rowe reveals personal moments with Michael Jackson

    Debbie Rowe reveals personal moments with Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe smiled -- and at times sobbed -- as she testified Thursday about her memories of her former husband, offering one of the most intimate looks at the intensely private pop star during a 3½-month trial focused on his death. Rowe, who was married to Jackson for...

  • Man who vouched for Conrad Murray testifies at Michael Jackson trial

    Man who vouched for Conrad Murray testifies at Michael Jackson trial

    A man who worked security for Michael Jackson testified Wednesday that he introduced the singer to Conrad Murray, the doctor who later administered the fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol to the singer more than two years later. Jeffrey Adams testified he was "positive" the first time Jackson...

  • Michael Jackson-AEG trail witness: Murray asked for back-up physician

    Michael Jackson-AEG trail witness: Murray asked for back-up physician

    The attorney hired by AEG to draft Conrad Murray’s contract for Michael Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” tour testified Thursday that the the doctor had requested a CPR machine and a back-up physician. Kathy Jorrie, an outside attorney who has long worked for AEG, said when she began the negotiations...

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