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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 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...

  • 'Sorry kids. Dad's dead,' Murray told Jackson children, Prince says

    'Sorry kids. Dad's dead,' Murray told Jackson children, Prince says

    Prince Jackson testified Wednesday that when he arrived at the hospital where his father had been rushed, the pop singer’s personal physician met him and his siblings."Sorry kids. Dad's dead," he said Dr. Conrad Murray told them."We just cried," the performer's son said. FULL COVERAGE: AEG wrongful...

  • Michael Jackson's son recalls father's tears, fatigue and death

    Michael Jackson's son recalls father's tears, fatigue and death

    Michael Jackson’s eldest son testified Wednesday that during rehearsals for Jackson's anticipated "This Is It" comeback tour, his father told him, "They're going to kill me, they're going to kill me.'"Prince Jackson said his father seemed generally pleased when he returned home from rehearsals...

  • Prince Jackson expected to testify about father's final hours

    Prince Jackson expected to testify about father's final hours

    Michael Jackson's eldest child, Prince, will testify Wednesday in the King of Pop's wrongful death suit.Prince, 16, is expected to testify about what he saw on June 25, 2009, the day his father died in the family’s rented Holmby Hills mansion.  Kai Chase, who was the family’s chef, testified Jackson’s...

  • AEG-Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial

    AEG-Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial

    The jury at the trial in the wrongful-death suit filed by Katherine Jackson and her grandchildren -- Prince, Paris and Blanket -- found Wednesday that AEG Live LLC was not liable in the death of the pop superstar. The lawsuit had alleged that AEG negligently hired and controlled Dr. Conrad Murray,...

  • Sleep-deprived Michael Jackson needed teleprompter to sing classics

    A Harvard sleep expert testified in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case Friday that the singer suffered from almost total sleep deprivation that resulted from his use of the anesthetic propofol. Dr. Charles Czeisler, who has both an MD and a PhD, testified that propofol brings on "a drug-induced...

  • Alternate juror dismissed in Michael Jackson wrongful death trial

    Alternate juror dismissed in Michael Jackson wrongful death trial

    An alternate juror in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial has been dismissed from the panel because of financial hardship. The man, alternate juror No. 6, had told Judge Yvette Palazuelos that he was moving to Atlanta, where he had bought a house. He said he would be paying rent in Southern...

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