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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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106.

really?    

How come we have never seen Conrad Murray's mugshot?

1408 days ago
107.

Antiquark 18    

It would appear that the only talent that any living Jackson has left is the ability to Sue someone. That's really sad. Seems like someone in that family creates a new lawsuit every week. Maybe someone in that family needs to get a real job. But then again does anyone in California have a real job. They should change their state motto to Lawyer Heaven.

1408 days ago
108.

Y do he got    

If money is all the jacksons want than why does sony have it all and why is TMZ still making mooka NO ONE else only SONY that controls 100% of hollywood and most worlwide markets.It about time to stop them killing by push button as they will draw us into a war ourselfs for warbucks for sony as they have done for years.F sony murder inc devitto/governator`ss shylocks or they will you

1408 days ago
109.

maizieful    

you folks that suggest the body might not be michael's need to have a reality check. please that's not even reasonable. don't be paranoid or crazy. it does not help those who are sincerely concerned, wanting truth, answers and justice for michael. don't be looney tunes you cast a bad shadow on the rest of us...

1408 days ago
110.

Chico    

Just so there's no confusion, when I say 'it's going to cost her' I am referring to the attorney fees. The way I said that, it sounds as though I am going to charge her (for supporting her). Nope.

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I'm backing Katherine, though it's going to cost he

Posted at 5:48 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by danger baby
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DB,

I thought that any lawsuits that Katherine incurs would be covered by the estate. Did I get that information wrong?

1408 days ago
112.

lulusez    

The real story: nobody left in this family (besides Janet) has a lick of talent so we need to scarf up as much money as possible so the next 5 generations can live like little kings and princes and subsist on Michael's legacy. Sort of like those Johnson & Johnson people. I'm just sayin.

1408 days ago
113.

Darron    

Wow! Attorneys are friggin' expensive. It'll be hard to prove that AEG is resoponsible for failing to provide physical care. I don't think it will work. I hope KJ shows up at the MJ Fanvention next year. This year's event caught some slack b/c it's expensive, but it was actually a rather luxurious experience. AND, I got my copy of Debra Newberg's book: Reflections and Corrections on Michael Jackson - America in the Mirror. Autographed, of course! Whether a fan of MJ or not, u should read it! L8R...

1408 days ago
114.

ExSmutStud    

In the Jacko assassination, AEG was the MIC or Fed moneymen, Doc Feel Good Murray was its Oswald and an indebted legend worth more dead than alive was its motive. Whenever a special someone falls prematurely, ask yourself who profits, follow the money and you have the conspiracy facts.

1408 days ago
115.

phil    

brutal family, its all about money.. sickening

1408 days ago
116.

wet    

MY QUESTION IS.....WITH ALL THE OTHER POSTS...I HAVE NEVER SEEN AEG BE LISTED AS AN LLC???????? WHAT GIVES???? AND KENNY ORTEGA IS A SNAKE!!!! REMEMBER HE WAS ON THE HISTORY TOUR WHEN MJ FIRST STARTED USING PROPOFOL DURING TOURS!!!! SOMEBDODY'S CONSCIENCE FINALLY GOT TO THEM...WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE WHEN WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE!!! I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS!!!! I KNEW THAT GOD WOULD NOT LET US DOWN!!! MJ IS GOING TO GET JUSTICE!!!!!LETS KEEP FIGHTING, WATCHING AND WAITING!!!!!

1408 days ago
117.

natasha    

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...................

Posted at 4:39 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by Indiana

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Shut Up.

1408 days ago
118.

angles    

we are not to believe all that we have heard and now some of the truth is coming out so listen carfully to what is being said now . his son saw all this and more we have yet to know and the truth will come out evenutaly i say go for it Katherine

1408 days ago
119.

hung and dashing    

What has me concerned is why Michael Jackson is dead, lo, this past year and three months and we still don't have all the deets regarding his nose.

Did he have a nose (I mean a real one and not a Lee's Press On Nose)?

The Jacksons seem to have always been an angry, dysfunctional family full of abuse and secrets. But what American success story isn't full of all that? Why has money (or a certain wealth of it) NEVER been enough for the Jacksons?

And they have/had, don't forget, THREE enormously successful "products": The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson AND Janet Jackson. But its never been enough. Not enough money and not enough "something".

But you can't ever fill up the nothingness that is a family's collective psyche, I suppose.

But why no huge FIGHTS over millions made by Jackson Bros/Jackson5? Why isn't everyone all over Janet Jackson's money?

WHY only Michael's all the time? I know it is or was in another league. But that's the question. How does Janet Jackson seem more successful at keeping her family's sniffing for her money at bay? And she's made millions.

What was it about Michael that the whole family feels entitlement regarding every aspect of him?

His FAMILY ate him alive. Why are they suing everybody but one another?

1408 days ago
120.

Y do he got    

DON`t forget TMZ sony who was in his house and had him DOA in ten mins and TMZ sony is still posting and writting all this crap for cash governator`ss devitto shylock`ss BS

1408 days ago
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