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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.


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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@ danger baby:
re: What does this mean?


Some of the Jacksons do understand Michael's part in his early death, Me.

Posted at 7:21 PM on Sep 17, 2010 by CloBird
It's just answering # 427
Will the Jackson family ever hold MICHAEL responsible for anything that happened in his life?

Probably not.

Posted at 7:16 PM on Sep 17, 2010 by Me

Janet acknowledges that Michael had troubles with prescription drugs.The poster,Me,seems to think that the Jacksons don't understand that Michael made good decisions and bad decisions in life;they know!

1466 days ago


Since I do have a background is psychiatry,still learning after all these years,I am well aware of the two camps in addiction.We have the "once addicted always an addict" camp and the"medical-needs-means-you-aren't addicted" camp;what we need is a merging of these two camps.A patient can become addicted to needed medications.But this same patient has no choice but to continually take these medications to survive.I've seen many cases,end-of-life cases,where the patient is in such pain that morphine must be increased.With this increase comes the possibility of fatal overdose.This is such a quandary!
I've noticed that for many people here you either have to be completely for or against.That screams of irrational to me.
We are all in the same boat as to what facts,what stories we have to base our opinions on.If someone here has concrete evidence they should be showing their evidence to the LA District Attorney's Office and not TMZ.
I think that Katherine's getting a hearing may give us some insights.Then,again,maybe it won't.We all have to wait.
The only things I know for sure is that Murray gave Michael too many medications along with the propofol,failed to monitor his patient and the patient stopped breathing.The rest has to be proven in court of law.And if there is concrete evidence to support other claims that the DA feels they can work with,a criminal case could be forthcoming--or not.
Balance,balance,balance and facts,facts,facts...
If I were to let my mind wander,I bet I could come up with a seemingly rational theory and have facts to back it up!

1466 days ago


DB: Your timeline makes sense.Murray was not following proper medical protocols.
When he returned and he found Michael not breathing,he panicked.A cardiologist should know proper CPR,don't you think?Murry knew he was in deep trouble and panicked.The time he wasted could have been spent calling 911,performing proper CPR...

1466 days ago


Who offends Katherine not worthy to be called a fan, you know..
I'm with You and Children and whole Jackson family! And God on yours side also!

1466 days ago


Danger baby you are right,he is going the turn things around for his benefit.Do you think that murray's lawyers are paying off judges and that's why he kept his license and why the trial is being postponed till 2011?

1466 days ago


Danger baby have a good day too.

1466 days ago


Maybe after all of these lawsuits, We may be able to determine who is at fault for Micheal's death. Lawsuits bring out facts that are often not known. Once stories are told, what is true or untrue is often revealed. Sometimes Lawsuits closely related to each other , form relational patterns,vindicate, and initiate prosecution of other known and unknown perpetrators as well as forcing the truth to reveal itself. This is interesting....Don't be surprised if more lawsuits are forth coming....
Katherine needs to do what she gotta do , warranted or not.
Maybe her so called unwarranted case will reveal something that should be known. Good Luck Katherine!

1466 days ago


We are in agreement,DB!

1466 days ago


@Chezwood, It still bothers me that the Estate was not closed off and everybody except my cat was allowed in the home. If the Man was dead according to paramedics why was the Estate not closed off and deemed possible crime scene? That was the first thing I noticed watching it all on TV. The house was not deemed as a possible crime scene .... This is not police procedure, even when a person has been hurt badly as a results of a fight , altercation and the victim is being treated in the hospital, and the possibility of death MAY RESULT...... law enforcement will come to the place of the altercation and make it a crime scene, it happens all the time! In MJ Case ,
THE HOSPITAL WAS TAPED OFF, could it had been the so called crime scene ? Something to think about Huh?

1466 days ago


If i were Katherine i wouldn't wait one second,not a year to go after the person/s responsible for my child's death,since poor Michael's children are minor and they can't do it.

1466 days ago


Oh my God people, I read your comments and come to dread. How did so much hatred and anger. Michael was not a pedophile and stop your stupid guesses. If those who think so are really educated, intelligent man you would not have to think about the person with whom were not even familiar with. Why did you decide that Michael was a drug addict? For you personally put the results of examination on the Internet. Which showed that Michael was absolutely healthy and died from an overdose of propofol. And if he was a drug addict that examination would not show that he was absolutely healthy. And here arises another question, who and for what purpose was introduced to Michael propofol making it dependent? And whether it was intentional? And if Murray has hired a company AEG is not difficult to guess whose interests are represented by the doctor. Clearly that is not Michael. And someone saw a contract that was concluded between Michael and AEG? And we have forgotten why the concert was planned to first 10, and then they become 50? So Katherine goes absolutely right and believe that it is important not money but justice

1466 days ago


Dangerbaby thank you.

1466 days ago


Michael was a natural talent.He was a hard worker,dedicated to making himself a better performer and a better person.

1466 days ago


CloBird allow me to add,he also showed his inner soul to the people whether it was through his songs,his interviews and even the speeches he made.He reached out to them and all they did was to betray him.

1466 days ago


Danger if you are still there could please explain what a controlled addict means.

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