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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.

 

  • 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...

  • 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...

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