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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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61.

sue    

63- JJ AN ILLITERATE child abuser--- listen pal if you want to comment that is one thing but lay off the N WORD that is very disrespectful and there are alot of people on here that i know will agree with me it is very inappropriate, using gods name in vain ? were you never taught anything as a child. the N WORD IS VERY RACIST AND I TAKE THAT PERSONAL SO HOW ABOUT A LITTLE RESPECT IT GOES ALONG WAY!!! sue from tampa

1410 days ago
62.

Tellit    

The Jackson family is in pain alright.
Paining for more $$$$$.
Paining to clean up Michael Jacksons drug addiction allegations and image.

Michael Jackson is behind all this mess.
Orchestrating all this BS. If is finally the actually living death of him he is bound and determined to clean up the horrendous image that he made of his life.
And he's using everybody at his disposal to try to do so.
jmo...

In pain...my arse....
they weren't even in pain June 25th the day of and thereafter.
BS

It's all about IMAGE/LEGACY=M.O.N.E.Y

1410 days ago
63.

Tony    

Mama Jackson MJ was addicted to meds WAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY before AEG even did business with him You know it the whole family knew it. It is you guys that sat around spent his money and did NOTHING!!!!

1410 days ago
64.

Y do he got    

His contract was with AEG ment he had to do just as they said or he would be sued also,his death sleep was nothing but a con man hit man putting him down for a endless payday for sony.CONrad is a con island hopper quack killer did battle with him in 1967 and I still have the scars.MJ was into church and love and was kicked and battle down by sony whom he fought for his rights.people don`t relate to someone who lived in a dream like world of makeing music but he had to live like that or go broke as a artist.

1410 days ago
65.

Marian    

This family should fight for the truth. Period.

1410 days ago
66.

sofi    

WillO THE WISP like you said facts are facts,you are forgeting something here.When Michael came out on tv in 1993 asking for a fair trial about the child molesting he admitted he was being treated for dependancy on medications that were given to him for the burns he suffered during the pepsi commercial in 1984.

1410 days ago
67.

zb    

This Jackson family is pathetic. They will do anything for money..money...money..money..let your son rest.

1410 days ago
68.

D Robinson    

i think there will always to be someone to blame. The situation will always be sad for the children , no matter what his faults were they loved him.

1410 days ago
69.

Frieda    

mijn mening is dat michael al heel jong moest mee draaien in de show-bisch-nis!!
hij heeft de kans niet gekregen om zoals een normaal kind te leven en tijdens zijn pupertijdsjaren stond hij al geruime tijd op de bune!!
Ik heb echt met hem te doen.
Ik ben ervan overtuigt dat Michael gewoon zichzelf niet kon zijn en met de familiale achtergrond moest hij presteren?

1410 days ago
70.

justice    

Good for you Mrs. Jackson. go for it! We will not stop until justice is served! they had no reason to kill poor michael!

1410 days ago
71.

leahciMUoySSim    

Grow up!!!! Why wouldn’t she sue? Let’s put this into prospective, a human being died at the hands of this so called professional. Regardless of anything else, he was paid to oversee the well being of his patient, which he was grossly negligent in doing. Plus, there are so many holes in Murray’s case, and the toxicology reports don’t lie.
Regardless of anything else… the bottom line is Murray gave the fatal concoction of pills and injections that took Michael’s life. On top of this Murray didn’t even know how to perform CPR appropriately. Plus, he didn’t have proper airway management equipment or artificial ventilation and cardiovascular resuscitation equipment readily available and this was promised by AEG. . Murray also withheld vital information he should have given to the paramedic’s and the Doctors on the types of medications Michael had ingested. He didn’t mention this fact at the hospital; he just snuck out like a guilty coward after they pronounced Michael dead. It would be interesting if they released Murray’s cell phone records at that time to see who he called. Maybe this is part of the Jackson’s case.
You should really think before you write something…and don’t give me the OLD FREEDOM OF SPEECH routine, that’s soooooooooo oooooooold!!!!!!
If you can hold on to one thought…let it be that Michael’s kids could possibly read some of these negative comments.
No matter what, this is still their family and it’s all they have…have some respect!

Thank You

You stay strong Mrs. Jackson, and keep fighting every inch of the way!!! Your precious son is gone from this Earth…may he always be with you in Spirit.

Sincerely to you all with my Love and Prayers, I wish you healing. I know God has blessed you with wonderful memories of Michael. I wish you and the family the strength to continue to fight for the justice of Michael.


Rest in Peace Michael!

With Love and Prayers,
Dawn

1410 days ago
72.

zenmerchant    

first of all..conrad murray should have worked with dr klein since he was in charge of michael's health!!!! conrad murray M.D.is a liar and murderer!! he killed michael!!!! and he didnt know CPR!!!! lol killed in first degree and AEG probably hired conrad to do it!!! I cant stand kenny ortega surprised michael didnt fire that old man!! conrad should have had NARCAN where was that???? trial should be moved out of LA county!!!! where they dont take bribes!!! all about money!!! just wish michael had got away !!! he would be alive today!!!! WE WANT THE TRUTH AND JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL!!!!

1410 days ago
73.

shamon    

Michael, may you rest in peace.
And may your children have long, wonderful lives.

Missing you forever and always.
XO

1410 days ago
74.

Tellit    

All evidence of Michael Jacksons drug abuse over the past 20+ will finally come to light....completely.
Janet, Randy, Jermaine, Joe, Oxman and countless others aren't going to be able to recant all the remarks they've made since June 25th regarding Michael Jacksons long history of drug dependency either.

1410 days ago
75.

Y do he got    

There is no truth in hollywood only sharks and con man and murders he knew that played their game left it all to his kids and mother.IF he had not taken his medically ordered sleep his kids would have had to pay back his estate after all the lawsuit,They win either way MJ took his death meds to save his kids but AEG sony still owns all the rights to MJ`s arts no way they can ever win..you can`t beat the HOUSE the sony house that MJ and the howard hughes`s of the world built by being slaves driven to death beds.CONRAD is a hired hitman and I did battle with him way back in 1967 after CBS sent him vis radar soundscan and thug crews ON CB`s and earth mics

1410 days ago
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