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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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122.

M    

Like the family does not get enough money from Michael...he supported the whole family and still does...even through his death...

1395 days ago
123.

gitRdun    

How could someone dying be the fault of AEG? Jackson was an adult. He should have been looking out for his own health instead of finding "doctors" who were willing to knock him out using anesthesia at home, in violation of the rules.

1395 days ago
124.

Jeff Becker    

What is it with people who blame everyone else for their problems except the people whi are actually is the problem. Michael Jackson was his own worst enemy. How about if all his fans sue Katherine, Joe and the rest of the family because they watched his free fall for 20+ years and did NOTHING about it? As long as the money was pouring everything was good. Jacksons, quit holding your hands out, it's embarrissing!

1395 days ago
125.

HumanNature    

JUSTICE 4 MJ!!!!

RIGHT ON MRS. JACKSON!!!!!

1395 days ago
127.

Andie    

I found it very interesting to see Kenny Ortega's name mentioned. I'm not surprised either.

1395 days ago
128.

cawobeth    

OMGoodness, what a hullabaloo.
First of all, why are all these people calling Michael a drug addict ? Media suckers. As far as this "story" about Mrs. Jackson suing AEG; along with the kids, no less ? Seems pretty doubtful to me. Guess what, the kids aren't old enough; duh.
And for ppl to assume that Michael's father is behind this.
Oh, give me a break. Prince was witness ? no he wasn't, yes he was, no he wasn't, yes he was and on & on & on.
This is the most bizarre & milked case ever. Pun intended.

1395 days ago
129.

natasha    

brutal family, its all about money.. sickening

Posted at 7:53 PM on Sep 15, 2010 by phil

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It's not about the money, michael could never be replaced with cash but if AEG and others sis wrong the family has a right to sue.

1395 days ago
130.

Darron    

UPDATE:

I found the link to the info I mentioned earlier. You can get a copy at http://www.AMERICAintheMIRROR.com. Good luck!

1395 days ago
131.

HumanNature    

JUSTICE 4 MJ!!!!

ALL THE WAY!!!!!

1395 days ago
132.

bigbigfanmj    

The only thing I can say is that the autopsy shows MJ's liver and other organs to be great.

So he couldn't have been an addict. So why was his speech slurred according to his master chef? {not Kai}

Also it's looking more and more like AEG oversold the concerts.

MJ truly did only agree to 10 with a cap at 30. [contract]

So how did they end up with 50?

I think that AEG really did push Doctor Murray and MJ.

MJ had gone to Dr. Klein for a separate procedure [possible skin cancer] and gave him medicine.

The medicine may have interefered with MJ's sleeping and Dr. Murray "may" have givn him something that clashed with Dr. Klein's drugs treatment. {maybe}

It's sad most people have written MJ off as a drug addict but I don't believe he was.

The answer lies in the two legit treatments he was getting from the two doctors.

1395 days ago
134.

bigbigfanmj    

I do find it funny that the Jackson are criticised but when the Presley family went after Elvis' doctor they SUCESSFULLY got the doctors license REVOKED.

No anger toward the Presley's but anger toward the Jacksons.

1395 days ago
135.

diane    

I think the family is doing the right thing. This is no different than other families suing for wrongful death when a loved one dies at the hand of another. Regardless if MJ was or wasn't an addict or if he wanted Murray to be his doctor or not, AEG should be held responsible for not providing Murray with the basic medical needs to care for MJ as was requested. AEG knew damn well what was going on....please do not tell me they didn't know....THAT IS THIER JOB to know what is going on with their investment. There is so much more to the story than people realize, I believe we are just see the beginning. It is so easy for everyone to blame MJ and talk about the family. Remember they are human and are a family. Put yourselves in their shoes.....he was their son, brother, uncle, and DAD!!!! And this should not have happened!!

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