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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. 

  • '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...

  • Jackson witness: It would be 'conflict' for AEG to hire doctor

    Jackson witness: It would be 'conflict' for AEG to hire doctor

    A retired music executive testified Monday in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial that it would be "highly inappropriate" and "highly unusual" move for a concert promoter or producer to hire a physician for an artist. Former Capitol Records President David Berman said in his 30 years in the...

  • Michael Jackson did comeback to buy kids a home, AEG chief testifies

    Michael Jackson did comeback to buy kids a home, AEG chief testifies

    Michael Jackson’s anticipated “This Is It” comeback tour was largely fueled by his desire to provide his children a home of their own, AEG Live’s chief executive testified Wednesday. Randy Phillips described an emotional Halloween meeting with the pop star at a Bel Air hotel, with Jackson's three...

  • As Jackson's mother sues AEG, brothers work with company

    As Jackson's mother sues AEG, brothers work with company

    While Michael Jackson’s mother and three children are suing AEG Live for what they say is the company’s role in the pop singer’s death, four of his brothers will perform this month at a festival the entertainment giant is producing and promoting. Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlon Jackson will close...

  • Jackson trial: Leiweke email calls Anschutz 'a paranoid scrooge'

    Jackson trial: Leiweke email calls Anschutz 'a paranoid scrooge'

    The chief executive of AEG referred to his own boss as a “paranoid scrooge” in an email exchange when the entertainment firm was preparing to promote Michael Jackson’s anticipated comeback tour in 2009.Tim Leiweke, long the public face of AEG and an influential figure in Los Angeles, made the reference...

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