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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's $100,000-a-month contract with Jackson's manager questioned

    AEG's $100,000-a-month contract with Jackson's manager questioned

    AEG was paying Michael Jackson's manager $100,000 a month, an arrangement that an attorney on Tuesday suggested was unusual and possibly a conflict since managers were typically supposed to represent their clients.Brian Panish, an attorney for Jackson's mother and children, who are suing AEG Live,...

  • Judge in Michael Jackson civil case rebukes AEG Live's CEO

    Judge in Michael Jackson civil case rebukes AEG Live's CEO

    The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge presiding over the Michael Jackson wrongful-death suit admonished AEG Live’s chief executive Monday to answer the questions the Jackson family’s attorney asks him. Randy Phillips, who attended two years of law school, was on the stand for the fourth day...

  • Michael Jackson case: AEG exec admits Murray characterizations wrong

    Michael Jackson case: AEG exec admits Murray characterizations wrong

    Confronted with emails he wrote five days before Michael Jackson's death, the chief executive of AEG Live admitted Monday his characterizations of Conrad Murray, the doctor who gave the singer the fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol, were wrong. Randy Phillips testified on the 25th day of testimony...

  • Michael Jackson was 'trembling, rambling,' director said

    Michael Jackson was 'trembling, rambling,' director said

    At the same time people involved in rehearsals for Michael Jackson’s London concerts were saying he needed therapy, his business manager was asking the concert promoter for a $1 million advance for the cash-strapped singer and the chief executive of AEG Live thought Jackson might be preparing to...

  • Michael Jackson 'needs a shrink,' tour manager said in email

    Michael Jackson 'needs a shrink,' tour manager said in email

    Two people who were helping Michael Jackson prepare for his planned London concerts said the singer seemed to be deteriorating and in need of psychological help, according to emails shown to the jury Thursday at the singer's wrongful-death civil suit. The emails were sent after Jackson had an especially...

  • Michael Jackson an 'emotionally paralyzed mess,' AEG email says

    Michael Jackson an 'emotionally paralyzed mess,' AEG email says

    Despite the apparent suicide attempt by Michael Jackson’s daughter, testimony resumed Wednesday in a wrongful death case brought by the pop singer’s children and mother against entertainment titan AEG. Paris Jackson, one of the plaintiffs in the case, was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday...

  • AEG exec: 'You needed a scorecard' to track Jackson's entourage

    AEG exec: 'You needed a scorecard' to track Jackson's entourage

    His name is Dr. Tohme Tohme, and although he has not taken the witness stand in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case, he was the center of attention Wednesday.Tohme was one of Jackson’s many managers, who seemed to come and go. “With Michael Jackson and his advisers you needed a scorecard,”...

  • Jackson death case is "extortion," AEG exec agrees

    Jackson death case is "extortion," AEG exec agrees

    AEG Live’s chief executive testified Tuesday that he thought the wrongful death suit brought against the company by Michael Jackson’s mother and children was an extortion attempt.              While he never uttered the word, Randy Phillips said he agreed when a Jackson family attorney asked if...

  • AEG testimony: Conrad Murray worked for Michael Jackson, not us

    AEG testimony: Conrad Murray worked for Michael Jackson, not us

    The AEG Live executive who negotiated the salary for Michael Jackson's doctor said Tuesday he knew of no document that said his company's payments to Conrad Murray were actually part of a loan to the pop singer. The testimony is critical in a wrongful death case in which a central question is whether...

  • Michael Jackson wanted Conrad Murray as tour doctor, AEG exec says

    Michael Jackson wanted Conrad Murray as tour doctor, AEG exec says

    The AEG executive in charge of Michael Jackson's London concerts testified Monday that he had never heard of Conrad Murray — the doctor who gave the singer a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol — until Jackson told him he wanted the physician to accompany him on his comeback tour in England....

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