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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 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....

  • 'This Is It' was to be Michael Jackson's final tour, AEG exec says

    'This Is It' was to be Michael Jackson's final tour, AEG exec says

    This post has been corrected. See below. The “This Is It” concert series in London — which was to have earned Michael Jackson millions and served as a triumphant comeback — was to be the performer’s final tour, a ranking concert promoter testified Friday. Paul Gongaware, co-CEO of AEG Live and...

  • Murray wanted $5 million to treat Jackson, AEG exec testifies

    Murray wanted $5 million to treat Jackson, AEG exec testifies

    An AEG executive testified Monday in the Michael Jackson wrongful death civil trial that he offered Dr. Conrad Murray $150,000 a month on the singer's instructions to serve as his personal physician on the "This Is It" concert series in London.Murray originally asked for a total of $5 million,...

  • Michael Jackson lost $26 million on HIStory tour's 1st leg, exec says

    Michael Jackson lost $26 million on HIStory tour's 1st leg, exec says

    Michael Jackson lost $26 million on the first leg of the HIStory tour in the mid-1990s and was in debt for sound, lighting and other expenses, according to testimony Friday in the wrongful death suit his family has filed. Paul Gongaware, now co-CEO of AEG Live/Live Nation, testified he was brought...

  • Doctor told AEG that Michael Jackson was a drug addict, lawyer says

    Doctor told AEG that Michael Jackson was a drug addict, lawyer says

    The attorney for Michael Jackson’s family in its wrongful-death lawsuit said Thursday a doctor testified in a deposition that he injected Jackson with morphine while the singer was touring Asia and that he told a current AEG executive Jackson was a drug addict. According to Brian Panish, the attorney...

  • AEG email: Footage of a 'skeletal' Jackson ordered deleted

    AEG email: Footage of a 'skeletal' Jackson ordered deleted

    About six weeks after Michael Jackson’s death, an AEG executive told a producer for the “This Is It” documentary to delete footage of the singer looking too “skeletal.” Witnesses in the Jackson family’s wrongful-death suit have testified that they were worried about the singer’s health and dramatic...

  • AEG email: Murray works for us, not Jackson

    AEG email: Murray works for us, not Jackson

    An email from a ranking AEG executive that was shown in court Wednesday could be among the most telling pieces of evidence in answering a central question in the Michael Jackson wrongful death suit: who employed Dr. Conrad Murray? “Frank and I have discussed it already and have requested a face-to-face...

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