Contact Us

Verdict Reached in Michael Jackson AEG Live Lawsuit

Michael Jackson
Pool, Getty Images

Earlier today (Oct. 2), a jury ruled in the case brought against concert promoter AEG Live regarding its alleged negligence related to the untimely death of Michael Jackson.

According to USA Today, AEG was found not negligent in the death of Jackson. The late King of Pop’s mother, Katherine Jackson, had brought the suit against the concert giant, claiming it had a hand in her son’s 2009 death and was therefore accountable.

Mama Jackson sued AEG, which was producing Jackson’s comeback concerts at the time of his passing. She blamed the promoter for the hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician responsible for administering the drug propofol, which killed the singer. The drug is meant to be used in surgical scenarios. It was being misused as a sleep aid in Jackson’s case and proved fatal.

The fact that AEG hired Murray, who was found guilty in Nov. 2011 of involuntary manslaughter, was the basis of Mrs. Jackson’s negligence claim. Her suit also claimed that AEG was more concerned with making money rather than worrying about the star’s health.

While the jury found that AEG did hire Murray, it ruled that the doctor was not unfit or incompetent to perform the job, which was another argument at the heart of the case. Essentially, they did not hire him carelessly.

AEG Live claimed that it was Jackson who pressured them to hire Murray despite their objections and suggestions that he use a doctor in London, which was where the concerts were to take place.

The concert company also claims that Jackson and Murray were duplicitous and did not share the fact that Jackson was an insomniac being dosed with the drug as a sleep aid.

The trial lasted five months in Los Angeles. The case did not require a unanimous verdict. Only nine of 12 jurors were required to agree in order to reach a verdict.

Next: Listen to Michael Jackson + Justin Bieber Song

More From FUN 107

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://fun107.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on FUN 107 - The Southcoast's #1 Hit Music Station! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on FUN 107 - The Southcoast's #1 Hit Music Station! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!