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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. 

  • 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,...

  • AEG didn't properly check Conrad Murray's background, witness says

    AEG didn't properly check Conrad Murray's background, witness says

    Entertainment group AEG did not properly check Dr. Conrad Murray’s background before bringing him on board for Michael Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” tour, a human-resources consultant testified Monday. Jean Seawright, head of the Florida-based Seawright & Associates consulting group, said that...

  • Michael Jackson's makeup artist worried over aggressive tour schedule

    Michael Jackson's makeup artist worried over aggressive tour schedule

    Michael Jackson’s hairstylist, makeup artist and longtime friend testified Friday that she was concerned about the star’s aggressive “This Is It” tour schedule, saying she worried it didn’t give him enough time to “recuperate” between shows. Karen Faye returned to the witness stand in the wrongful...

  • Conrad Murray objects to 'Sorry, kids -- Dad's dead' testimony

    Conrad Murray objects to 'Sorry, kids -- Dad's dead' testimony

    This post has been corrected, as noted below. Dr. Conrad Murray’s attorney on Thursday countered the testimony of Michael Jackson’s eldest son who testified that the physician told him and his siblings “Sorry, kids – Dad’s dead” after their father was rushed to the hospital in 2009. "I don't believe...

  • Michael Jackson's son Prince Jackson tells of childhood, Neverland

    Michael Jackson's son Prince Jackson tells of childhood, Neverland

    In an attempt to give his kids a chance at a normal childhood, pop singer Michael Jackson had his kids wear masks when they were in public with him so they wouldn’t be recognized, Prince Jackson testified Wednesday. During 90 minutes of testimony in a wrongful death suit filed by his grandmother...

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