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Katherine Jackson Sues AEG Over Michael's Death

9/15/2010 8:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Jackson and Michael Jackson's children are suing AEG Live -- claiming the company breached its agreement to provide physical care for Michael Jackson -- and that AEG was negligent in their hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray as MJ's physician.

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In the suit, Katherine claims AEG's contract with Michael "created a legal duty for AEG to act reasonably toward the physical well-being of Michael Jackson."

In the document, Katherine also blames AEG for hiring Dr. Murray without  a proper background check -- claiming, "AEG did not provide a doctor who was truly looking out for Jackson's well-being and did not provide equipment."

The suit also alleges AEG caused emotional distress to Michael's son Prince because he witnessed Michael suffering and dying, and "he was put in a position as bystander to these tragic events."

Kenny Ortega, who produced the planned London concerts for Michael, is also named as a defendant.

The attorney who filed the suit, Brian J. Panish, released a statement saying, "The purpose of this lawsuit is to prove to the world the truth about what happened to Michael Jackson, once and for all."

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iFart    

Wow, I wasn't expecting that.

1417 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

OMMGGGGG........Michael was a drug addict. P E R I O D...death was gonna come sooner rather than later, why can't family accept this and move on with his millions they have now! geez

1417 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

aaaaaaaand, if it wasn't Murray givin Michael what he wanted, he would not have been kept by Michael and it would have been the next doctor.

1417 days ago
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Daphne     

Now, this is getting interesting/serious. KJ, being a beneficiary of the estate is suing AEG. Well, lets see what's the next move. Wonder what the executors have to say about this.

1417 days ago
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emerald    

No, you mean Joe has got her to sue lol! Let's hope they can afford the lawyers fees it's going to take for this case, I hope by using MJ's kids as alleged co-claimants, Katherine isn't expecting what there is left of MJ's estate to pay the legal fees hm?! Because if they lose, a very real possibility, the kids lose financially too hm?!

1417 days ago
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awards    

What better way to spend MJ's money than with endless suits and attorneys! Oh! Give a bunch to Joe, that should send Michael spinning!

1417 days ago
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Chelsea    

$ONY AND AEG = EVIL DEVIL$
All they care about in life is Money!

I MISS YOU SO MUCH MICHAEL!!
I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU MOST!

1417 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

aaaaand another point, why not blame Joe for wrongful death?...if Michael wasn't forced into being a performer, he'd probably be alive today, stupid sounding, huh? ya..bout as stupid as blamin any doctor for his death, cause his success killed him in the end..although..I do believe doctors should b held accountable for givin meds to allllllll drug addicts, but u can't police that.

1417 days ago
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izilda    

Yessssssssssssssssss
That's right, the family decided to go up
Demorouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
I'm with you
Good luck

1417 days ago
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No comment    

Well the grieving ol'money-@$#&* mum can't live off MJ's fortune?
This is disgusting. She is doing this to get more money for Jermaine and his kids. Michael was a druggie, a stange Mother Flucker, and his kids are better off with him dead. At least they are not hiding behind masks and blankets.

1417 days ago
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Phreaky    

This family needs to STOP - they are mental. STOP TRYING TO LIVE OFF YOUR DEAD SON. CUT YOUR EXPENSES INSTEAD OF TRYING TO SUCK MORE MONEY FROM HIM.
It's beyond disgusting.

1417 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

aaaaaaaaaaaand....Michael could barely walk, lil lone perform for ONE entire concert, ( due to his drug use )..but not fault of AEG..Michael was coherent and signed a contract and was desperate for money because of all the poor choices he made in his day to day life which was direct result of drug use and not bein able to handle his fame because he was never taught what was important in life and I blame Joe for this.

1417 days ago
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G     

Dr. Murray should go on trial because he did not fullfill his duty as a doctor which would happen to any doctor who prescribes drugs he is NOT suppose to. If you don't hold these doctors accountable then any doctor will think they can do the same and they can't. Now MJ's role in his death is irrelevant b/c a doctor has a duty to hold in high regard his profession end of story.

1417 days ago
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Linda    

The Jackson Family is trying to blame somebody for his death. I think the blame goes to MJ for allowing this to happen. He was taking chances everyday. Some stupid doctor told him it was safe. I think all the doctors that feed his addiction are to blame.

1417 days ago
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Indiana    

You might be able to move from the Gary, IN ghettos but you can't take the ghetto out of these sickos ! *******s MJ was a freak & druggie , please make them all go away...................

1417 days ago
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