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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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46.

P Svenhard    

Do you have anything better to do? Get a life!

1397 days ago
47.

HumanNature    

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!

YOU GO MRS. JACKSON!!!!


JUSTICE 4 MJ ALL THE WAY!!!!

1397 days ago
48.

Ohsowhat    

As good as Michael was, Michael is to blame for his addiction and ultimately his death. If this Dr. had not supplied what he was addicted to (and anyone who says he isn't is just in a massive amount of denial) he would have found someone who would as those around have stated he did shop around.
Meantime, why is she spending her grandkids inheritance on suits and attorneys, better she invest it for their future, nothing will bring Michael back to them.
Also if they were so concerned why is it that they did nothing to interven while he was here, some of them had not seen him in months and years.
Let him finally rest in peace and move on as best they can with the millions he left them adn for those not in his will get a job.

1397 days ago
49.

sue    

broheem-49 i must tell you the anger you hold within is even way over the top for the craziness that is brought forth on these mj threads!!! you talk about rational people??? you really need to take a step back and check yourself!!! that much anger is never healthy!!! obviously you have not done any research on the jackson family or anything that is mj related!!!!in your own words--PLEASE DO NOT DRAG THIS OUT ANY FURTHER!!! sue from tampa

1397 days ago
50.

Siggisiss    

YOU ARE A DISGRACE!
jmo

Posted at 5:34 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by Tellit

No, you are. That was the most evil post I have read on these boards so far.
I have no words.

1397 days ago
51.

klorfing    

Michael was a an adult.This was his choice.He choose to abuse drugs he picked Dr.Conrad because he gave him what he wanted .He was not forced to do anything he didnt want to.Go away already.

1397 days ago
52.

Joe Jackson an illiterate child abuser    

TO WILLOTHE WISP

I am no employee of AEG !!!

AEG and Keeny O are not responsible for Michael's death! Michael begged AEG to hire that nig***r! A member of his security had introed the dr to MJ THOSE ARE THE FACTS!
This suit is a waste of money!!! The ultimate reponsibilty lies with dr murray who neglected to watch his 'patient' who insisted on having him on the payroll!! AEG and Kenny should make sure katherine pays their legal fees for this waste of a law suit..

1397 days ago
53.

DANA    

AEG can come out with defence they already warned MJ about Murrey not to be the best.

1397 days ago
54.

Jeanne    

If his family thought it would mean more money they would sue Michael, these are desperately greedy people and I pray someone is watching over those childrens inheritance.

1397 days ago
55.

dominque    

All you hates that are writing disgusting things are not but haters, If the shoe was on the other foot I am sure you would be doing the same thing. Fighting for what is rightfully yours and your childs. Most of you are probulary racist and I will not go on that subject, just by the things you are saying and how you are saying tells alot. Disrespectful Haters.
God Bless the Jackson family, Especially MJ's children they are the ones who will need all the love and prayer. The Jackson family is fighting not for themselves but for MJ's Children and their fathers Legacy. HI HATERS, We LOve YOu to.

1397 days ago
56.

Missy    

OhWell does the Trash Media Zone pay good?

1397 days ago
57.

dominque    

Great I was waiting for that AEG, SONY, Randy PHillips, John Blanca, McClain, Frank Dileo and Murray should all be sued and investigated, because they all were controlling MJ and robbing him for year. Blanca should not be the head of MJ's EState it shold be his parents, his children. Will is fake anyway Blanca was fired a long time ago, he stole and embezzled money from mjj for a long time. Go for it Ms. Jackson. I hope some is on the boar for the will. God Bless Mr. and Ms. Jackson.

1397 days ago
58.

@MaxjjOliveira    

Hello personal, am I Brazilian and don't I tolerate more to read anything on MJ, will it be that all will abuse all the vestiges of him? Will it be that nor after dead they will leave MJ alone?

1397 days ago
59.

really?    

Do we know for sure it's a "wrongful death" lawsuit in the traditional sense, or is TMZ speculating? It could be for breach of contract or wrongful death in the forcing of a "hoax" death to make up for MJ not being willing do to 50 shows?

But why do this NOW after waiting so long. I agree, if you are waiting this long, then why not wait and see what happens with Murray first?

Isn't it stabbing Kenny Ortega in the back by having him direct the dancer ushers at the funeral, and coordinate the memorial just to sue him?

What is weird is that Kenny is not an employee of AEG. Wouldn't you have to sue him separately? Because if the lawsuit is against AEG, and AEG would have to pay if they were found responsible, where does Kenny come in as a defendant? He wouldn't have to pay if the suit is against AEG? I can see Kenny being called as a witness for the prosecution but not sure legally how they can include him as a defendant when he was just independently contracted by AEG?

That was why Joe sued Murray directly instead of AEG I think?

Who knows...

1397 days ago
60.

Kerry    


Very smart move Katherine Jackson. MJ must have got his shrewdness from you.

Wait for the dust to settle, make all the millions on the film, music, etc. for MJ's estate to now hopefully be out of the red....then go after AEG's juggler.

Drug addicts are not responsible for their own death as they have a sickness. It was the doctor and AEG's resposibility to pay enough attention to this man to know that he was unable to fulfill his obligations. Just watch 'This is it'. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to realize how frail an ill MJ was and that he was not capable of completing those shows no matter how hard he tried and how professional he was until the end.


1397 days ago
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