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Lloyd's of London: MJ Lied, So We Won't Pay

6/6/2011 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lloyd's of London has gone to court ... asking a judge to let the company off the financial hook, claiming it doesn't owe the Michael Jackson Estate $17.5 million on grounds MJ was a fraud.

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The company issued the muilti-million dollar policy to cover the doomed "This Is It" tour for losses. 

But Lloyd's claims it doesn't have to honor the policy for 2 primary reasons:

1.   Michael Jackson and AEG allegedly lied about Michael's medical history -- specifically, MJ said he had not seen a doctor other than a cosmetic MD since June, 2005.

2.  Michael did not disclose he was taking prescription drugs prior to and at the time of his death -- including Propofol.

Lloyd's is asking the court for a declaration that the policy is null and void as a result of the alleged fraud.

Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for the Estate, tells TMZ, "This legal action is nothing more than an insurance company trying to avoid paying a legitimate claim by the insured."



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MiMi    


A source close to the production tells E! News the 50-year-old singer passed a medical exam that was required earlier this year in order for promoter AEG Live to obtain the proper insurance from Lloyd's of London for Jackson's 50-show engagement at O2 Arena, which was supposed to kick off in July.

"He passed the physical and everything was a go," the source said. Jackson had been scheduled to undergo another exam prior to his departure.

UCLA Medical Center staff confirmed earlier today that the singer's personal physician was with Jackson at his rented home in the Holmby Hills when paramedics were called sometime after noon.

Sources tell E! that Jackson had been making regular visits to a medical center in Beverly Hills in recent weeks, but it's unclear why.

Meanwhile, AEG has about $40 million riding on what may have caused the King of Pop's untimely demise, according to Billboard.

AEG execs said earlier this year that they were well-insured in case Jackson couldn't go on for unforeseen reasons. Jackson passed a physical "with flying colors," AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips told the trade in May.

But according to insurance-industry experts, a preexisting condition—be it a substance-abuse problem or a heart defect that went undetected by doctors—could leave AEG entitled to absolutely nothing, if death was "from something that's excluded in the policy."

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b131275_michael_jackson_p...

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32.

mj fan forever    

MICHAEL JACKSON DID NOT LIED AT ALL!!! HE WAS IN GOOD HEALTH AND THE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE DEMONSTRATED IT AND THIS IS THE ONLY THAT MUST COUNT FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY!!! AND THEN THEY BEFORE SAID THEY WOULD NOT HAVE PAID IF MURDERER HAD BEEN CONVICTED!!! IT SOUNDS THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO PAY IN ANY CASE SO THEY CAN SAVE MONEY THROWING MUD ON MICHAEL JACKSON!!! REALLY HOPE THE COURT REJECTS THEIR SLANDEROUS REQUEST!!! SHAME ON THEM!!!

1200 days ago
33.

karlew    

It doesn't matter if your MJ or Mother Theresa if you lie about your medical history to an insurance company to get coverage it's fraud and they don't have to pay out. If it's true Jackson stated he was not under a doctors care or taking prescription drugs then every bit of evidence points to a lie and the company owes the estate nothing.

1200 days ago
34.

HumanNature    

Lloyd's lawsuit claims it has been seeking certain information from AEG about Jackson and his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, since December 2009.

Murray is scheduled to go on trial later this year for involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson's death. Authorities claim he administered a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol to Jackson in the bedroom of his rented mansion, although Murray has pleaded not guilty and his attorneys have said he did not give the singer anything that should have killed him.

The cost of canceling the London shows was one of the major debts facing Jackson's estate after his death.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/06/2930955/insurer-seeks-to-void-policy-for.html#ixzz1OXezpoV3

CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER DID EXACTLY WHAT AEG TOLD HIM TO DO!!!!

MURDER THE "KING"!!!

1200 days ago
35.

HumanNature    

Wavvvvvying to MiMi

LOVE ME SOME MJ TOO!!!!!

1200 days ago
36.

justme    

if half of you people spent your time researching and thinking about...idk stuff that actually matters the world just might be a better place

1200 days ago
37.

MiMi    


Waaaaavvvvyyyying back to HN


:)

1200 days ago
39.

Muppet    

If he lied then it is fraud. How can he claim to be using no drugs when the doctors clearly state he was receiving all kinds of medication?
Am siding with Lloyd's on this one!

1200 days ago
40.

Tony Johnson    

The TRUTH is the TRUTH and especially when you can proove it in business and since he misrepresented himself to the insurers then they the insurers DO NOT have to PAY!

I LOVED Michael Jackson but he would be the FIRST to tell you BUSINESS IS BUSINESS!

ASK PAUL MCCARTNEY!

1200 days ago
41.

HumanNature    

Jackson family lawsuit can proceed against AEG

(Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday ruled the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother can proceed against concert promoter AEG Live, setting up a legal showdown between Katherine Jackson and the company she blames for the "Thriller" singer's demise.

The lawsuit accuses AEG of being responsible for medical decisions made by Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, whose care was funded by the company.

Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson's June 25, 2009, death, age 50, from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol which the doctor gave as a sleep aid and other sedatives and painkillers.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos on Wednesday denied a motion by AEG, a subsidiary of the Anschutz Entertainment Group, to dismiss Katherine Jackson's case against the company.

But the judge said lawyers for the singer's 80 year-old mother would need to show evidence of fraud, negligent infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy.

Palazuelos said she had doubts about civil conspiracy, because there were no details in the lawsuit saying AEG and Murray had an agreement to break the law, in providing medical care to Jackson.

"If the object was to get him to rehearsals, I don't see that as a wrongful or illegal act," she said.

Jackson was preparing for his "This Is It" series of 50 comeback concerts in London when he died, and Murray was going to accompany him to Britain for the shows.

AEG attorney Marvin Putnam, in arguments before the judge, said the company could not have realized beforehand that Murray's medical decisions would lead to Jackson's death.

"It's not foreseeable that Michael Jackson or anyone else was going to die in their own home of propofol," Putnam said.

During a preliminary hearing last month in the criminal case against Murray, witnesses testified that propofol is administered in surgery and never recommended for home use.

The judge in that separate case found there was sufficient evidence to try Murray, and he wondered out loud why the doctor would have used propofol on Jackson as a sleep aid.

Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial is scheduled to begin on March 28. He faces a maximum of four years in prison.

Katherine Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit was filed in September and includes the singer's three children as co-plaintiffs.

Kenny Ortega, a choreographer who was directing Jackson's rehearsals, was originally named as a defendant. But Katherine Jackson's attorneys recently dropped him from the suit, citing new information.

In court papers, AEG's attorneys said the company "did not choose or hire Dr. Murray" and merely conducted negotiations aimed at "retaining him as an independent contractor."

The next hearing in Katherine Jackson's civil case is scheduled for March 22.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/02/us-michaeljackson-idUSTRE7118ZF20110202?feedType=RSS&feedName=entertainmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+reuters/entertainment+%28News+/+US+/+Entertainment%29

1200 days ago
42.

NOTa STARJONESsupporter!    

Who doesn't go to the doctor for five years, especially a celebrity who has the money to go? Duh, Lloyd's of London!

1200 days ago
43.

Roast_Beef    

Maybe Mikie was too drugged to know he lied?????
LMAO!
I hope L of L get their money back! Every copper cent of it.
MJ was a talented fraud, nothing more, nothing less.

1200 days ago
44.

ThatCatGirl    

I don't see what bringing his children into this has to do with anything. This is a question of whether MJ and AEG defrauded Lloyd's. His children have nothing to do with it. There are plenty of reasons to side with the insurance company. And there is plenty to question on many things with his parents. But his children.... Shame on you haters.

1200 days ago
45.

ThatCatGirl    

I don't see what bringing his children into this has to do with anything. This is a question of whether MJ and AEG defrauded Lloyd's. His children have nothing to do with it. There are plenty of reasons to side with the insurance company. And there is plenty to question on many things with his parents. But his innocent children? They did not sign up for any of this.... Shame on you haters.

1200 days ago
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