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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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16.

Marie    

Katherine Jackson is wasting her time suing AEG. The estate is not going to pay her massive legal bills because Michael Jackson's money is intended to take care of his 3 kids and nothing else. Michael Jackson did not die on stage at the O2 arena therefore since he died at home, AEG is not responsible for his death. It is like someone is working at Burger King and gets so tired and goes home and falls and hits his head on a chair and dies and then the person's family is suing Burger King for working that person to death. It is impossible to win a work-related lawsuit like that when the victim dies at home instead of on the job. Dr. Murray is the only person that should be sued in Michael Jackson's death case.

1397 days ago
17.

Joe Jackson an illiterate child abuser    

YOU JACKASSES ARE FORGETTING THAT IT WAS MJ WHO BEGGED AEG TO HIRE DR. DEATH!!!! AEG OR KENNY ORTEGA DIDN'T KNOW THIS N****ER BEFORE!!!
THIS LAW SUIT IS JUST A WASTE OF GOOD MONEY! WISH I COULD GET SOME...NEED IT BADLY. AEG WILL PROVE THAT MJ ALWAYS HAD A DR ON PREVIOUS TOURS WITH HIM WHICH THE FAMILY IS AWARE OF: THEY WILL ALSO PRODUCE THE SECURITY GUARD WHO INTRODUCED MJ TO DR MURRAY.
CASE CLOSED. AEG AND KENNY SHOULD MAKE KJ PAY THEIR LEGAL FEES AFTER SHE LOSSES!! DUMBASSES!

1397 days ago
18.

oc    

I'm pretty sure Murray was a doctor that Jackson personally requested so she has no case

1397 days ago
19.

rob    

Is anyone ever held accountable for their stupid mistakes? This is nobody's fault but M.J.

1397 days ago
20.

Chic    

I'm with you all the way. You have my support.

1397 days ago
21.

mj fan forever    

Instead of thinking about raising Michael's children in the best way (thing she does not do) think to sue even putting them in half! All this to help Joe (obviously) to take money of those poor children! But they are not going to have a cent! No coincidence Michael has not let her administer his estate! She would have squandered with Joe! Katherine should only be ashamed!!!

1397 days ago
22.

bring back recent posts    

Too bad none of the Jackson family are lawyers, at least they could keep the money in the family!

1397 days ago
23.

sofi    

Lord have mercy,everybody is saying that Michael was an addict to medicine when both autopsy reports showed otherwise,well unless i have a problem with my eyes Michael was excellent while doing his last rehearsals.How dare the grand mother drag the poor children into this,haven't they suffered enough already?Michael didn't know if he was ok? Unfortunately due to both k and j the quack is going to walk.

1397 days ago
24.

Missy    

I'm sure if this had happened to some you posters you would be suing too. MJ was not a drug addict,like harvey claims,yes he had problems but the so called doctors(Murray) should have helped him not enabled him.Murray knew what he was doing and how dangerous it was,yet he ignored the risks and killed MJ.Harvey is quick to talk BS about the Jackson family yet he refuses to answer questions about he and his boyfriend. Leave the Jackson family alone and give some privacy

1397 days ago
25.

sofi    

Marie ad mj fan forever right on!

1397 days ago
26.

sofi    

Sorry should say and.

1397 days ago
27.

Audie    

@Sofie
These people are too ignorant to look at the evidence in the autopsy reports. MJ was NOT a drug addict. If they want to call Michael a drug addict because he had drugs (given to him by Murray) in his system at the time of his death than you know what over half of America is filled with drug addicts then. I'm sure some of the ignorant people on this site spewing hate at Michael take drugs prescribed by their doctors.

1397 days ago
28.

Daphne Vickie    

For all of you commenting Dr. Murray was the doctor who should have followed his oath to do no harm...had he done his job Michael would STILL be here....PERIOD.

1397 days ago
29.

really?    

It is odd that after almost 15 months, everyone just in the last day or so is blaming each other? What took so long?

Joe blames Murray, Murray blames Klein, Katherine blames AEG..now it's AEG's turn I guess,unless MJ himself comes out and sets everything straight.

Things are gettng strange!!!

KATHERINE IS NAMING KENNY ORTEGA A DEFENDANT AFTER ALLOWING HIM TO DIRECT BOTH THE MEMORIAL AND FUNERAL????

1397 days ago
30.

Missy    

@Sofie
These people are too ignorant to look at the evidence in the autopsy reports. MJ was NOT a drug addict. If they want to call Michael a drug addict because he had drugs (given to him by Murray) in his system at the time of his death than you know what over half of America is filled with drug addicts then. I'm sure some of the ignorant people on this site spewing hate at Michael take drugs prescribed by their doctors.

Posted at 4:58 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by Audie

Well said!

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