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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.

 

  • 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...

  • Plan for 3-D 'Thriller' movie, Jackson TV show revealed in court

    Plan for 3-D 'Thriller' movie, Jackson TV show revealed in court

    The promoters of Michael Jackson’s highly anticipated comeback concerts were interested in pursuing a 3-D version of a “Thriller” movie and a TV special of one of his sold-out concerts at the O2 arena in London, an accountant testified Tuesday. Arthur L. Erk, a certified public accountant from...

  • Michael Jackson tour could have made $1.5 billion, accountant says

    Michael Jackson tour could have made $1.5 billion, accountant says

    Michael Jackson would have earned $1.1 billion to $1.5 billion if his ill-fated "This Is It" concerts in London had turned into a worldwide tour, an accountant with decades of experience working with pop music acts testified Monday in downtown Los Angeles. Jackson had been scheduled to perform...

  • Jackson trial: Defense gets nanny mixed up with Nancy Grace

    Jackson trial: Defense gets nanny mixed up with Nancy Grace

    Michael Jackson’s nephew Taj Jackson was on the witness stand Thursday afternoon when a defense attorney inquired about Grace Rawaramba, the onetime nanny for the pop star’s three children who was eventually fired. Was Rawaramba truthful, asked Kathryn Cahan, an attorney representing AEG Live,...

  • Michael Jackson was a father figure, nephew testifies

    Michael Jackson was a father figure, nephew testifies

    Michael Jackson’s eldest nephew testified Thursday that his uncle was a father figure to him and his brothers who helped them not only with their music, but with life lessons. “He was definitely our mentor, and everything we did in life we’d kind of gear it toward what he was doing, whether it...

  • Tour director in tears as he recalls Michael Jackson's decline

    Tour director in tears as he recalls Michael Jackson's decline

    The director of Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concert series in London broke down on the witness stand Wednesday as he read an email he wrote five days before the singer died in which he described Jackson's deteriorating physical and mental condition and suggested the performer needed...

  • Doctor says he told AEG exec that Michael Jackson was a drug addict

    Doctor says he told AEG exec that Michael Jackson was a drug addict

    A doctor who traveled on Michael Jackson's 1993 worldwide "Dangerous" tour testified that he gave the singer a shot of Demerol and a 24-hour intravenous morphine drip while they were in Thailand and that he told a ranking AEG executive that the singer was a drug addict. Dr. Stuart Finklestein,...

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