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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. 

  • AEG offered Michael Jackson estate $60 million for Las Vegas show

    AEG offered Michael Jackson estate $60 million for Las Vegas show

    An AEG Live executive testified Tuesday that the firm offered Michael Jackson's estate a guarantee of $60 million over 10 years in a deal that included a Las Vegas theatrical show based on the pop star's songs. John Meglen said the proposal included a "Michael Jackson campus" at the Planet Hollywood...

  • Michael Jackson's mother to testify in AEG wrongful-death case

    Michael Jackson's mother to testify in AEG wrongful-death case

    Michael Jackson's mother is slated to take the stand Friday for the first time in the wrongful-death suit she and her late son's three children brought against the company that was promoting the singer's ill-fated comeback tour. Katherine Jackson, 83, and her grandchildren -- Prince, Paris and...

  • Judge in Michael Jackson trial chides lawyers for childish spats

    Judge in Michael Jackson trial chides lawyers for childish spats

    Following a blow-up outside the courtroom between two attorneys in the Michael Jackson wrongful death suit, the judge warned the attorneys in chambers that they could be sanctioned if the feuds continue and prohibited them from speaking to reporters about the case near the courtroom. Kevin Boyle...

  • Michael Jackson's son Prince to take stand in AEG trial

    Michael Jackson's son Prince to take stand in AEG trial

    In an appearance sure to bring out the paparazzi, the groupies and the just plain curious, Michael Jackson's eldest child, Prince, will testify Wednesday in a wrongful death suit, just a day after the fourth anniversary of the singer's fatal overdose. Prince, 16, an occasional correspondent for...

  • Katherine Jackson: Michael Jackson denied using prescription drugs

    Katherine Jackson: Michael Jackson denied using prescription drugs

    Katherine Jackson testified Monday that her pop star son denied he was using prescription drugs when she asked him about rumors she had heard. Testifying for the second day in her family's wrongful-death suit against entertainment giant AEG Live, the family matriarch said the conversation occurred...

  • Katherine Jackson contentious, forgetful when asked about son Michael

    Katherine Jackson contentious, forgetful when asked about son Michael

    As she moved from the emotion of her earlier testimony to specifics Monday, Michael Jackson's mother come across as a contentious and forgetful 83-year-old who contradicted herself while trying to defend her son. Asked about reports that she and her other children had staged an intervention effort...

  • Fans line up to see Katherine Jackson testify in AEG lawsuit

    Fans line up to see Katherine Jackson testify in AEG lawsuit

    About a dozen fans of Michael Jackson gathered Friday outside the downtown Los Angeles courtroom where Katherine Jackson was set to testify in her family's wrongful-death lawsuit against AEG. One wore a black T-shirt that read: "We support you Katherine." Fans regularly attended the months-long...

  • Katherine Jackson: Tell me 'what really happened to my son'

    Katherine Jackson: Tell me 'what really happened to my son'

    An emotional Katherine Jackson testified for the first time Friday in her lawsuit against entertainment giant AEG Live over her son Michael’s death, saying she wanted to know “what really happened to my son.” The 83-year-old matriarch held attorney Brian Panish’s hand as she made her way to the...

  • Katherine Jackson on stand: 'When I lost Michael, I lost everything'

    Katherine Jackson on stand: 'When I lost Michael, I lost everything'

    This post has been corrected, see note at bottom for details. Katherine Jackson wept on the witness stand Friday as she described her relationship with her son Michael, saying that when he died, she “lost everything.” The 83-year-old matriarch said she and her seventh child were “very close,” saying...

  • Katherine Jackson to take stand for first time in wrongful-death suit

    Katherine Jackson to take stand for first time in wrongful-death suit

    The next person scheduled to testify in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death lawsuit is his mother, Katherine Jackson, who is to take the stand Friday. She and her late son's three children brought the suit against AEG Live, the company that was promoting the singer's ill-fated comeback tour. It...

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