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Katherine Jackson

Spins Jury Verdict

We Proved Our Point

10/2/2013 8:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Katherine Jackson has a rather tortured analysis of the jury verdict -- she seems to be saying even if she didn't get any money, she still kinda won.

Katherine says, "We have said from the beginning that this case was a search for the truth.  We found the truth.  AEG hired Dr. Conrad Murray, the man who is in jail for killing Michael Jackson." 

She's right to this extent ... the jury did say AEG Live hired Murray.  In fact Katherine scoffs at AEG, saying, "AEG has denied for years, and continues to deny, that they hired Dr. Conrad Murray.  The jury found unanimously that AEG hired Dr. Murray."  

But then the jury delivered a knockout punch to the Jackson lawsuit, by deciding essentially that when AEG Live hired Murray, they had no reason to believe he was an incompetent general practitioner ... which was the whole point of bringing a doctor on board in the first place.  Therefore, AEG was not negligent.

Katherine is pissed, saying, "AEG has repeated the mantra that this lawsuit was a shakedown.  Such a statement is a slap in the face of the entire judicial system that allowed this case to go to a jury." 

Katherine and her lawyer, Perry Sanders, say "All options regarding the balance of the jury verdict (the ruling there was no negligence) are being considered."

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46.

alex    

This crazy broad makes my mother look better every day

197 days ago
47.

nico    

Now let the child molester Rest in Hell

197 days ago
48.

CarJo    

This was a shake down all right by Katherine Jackson. She knows her family (children) has no right to Michael's money...and that all of it will end up in the hands of Prince, Paris and Blanket.........they are pissed that 3 children who aren't even his own will claim the inheritance.....so let sue for billions.........that family is crazy

196 days ago
49.

Helen C. Hafen    


The truth of the wrongful death trial for Michael Jackson- AEG live is still liable for negligence.

The claim filed by Brian Panish against AEG live is for the wrongful death of Michael Jackson and the negligence in the hiring of Conrad Murray.

The Jury made two decisions of the case. The first one that AEG live hired Conrad Murray, and the second one that AEG live was not negligent in the hiring of Conrad Murray because the jury felt Conrad Murray was competant and fit as Michael Jackson's treating physician.

The jury did not make a decision on AEG live's liability for their employee Conrad Murray's negligence and malpractice while treating Michael Jackson with a prolonged use and overdose of Propofol that caused Michael Jackson's death. There is res judicata in this liability because of the criminal charges brought against Conrad Murray.

An appeal can be made stating that the claim for wrongful death was not satisfied by the jury. Brian Panish can also request judicial review as to why that claim was not presented to the jury to decide upon.

In addition Brian Panish can request a re-opening of the lawsuit and make an amendment to the complaint adding AEG live's liability for Conrad Murray's actions while employed by them.

195 days ago
50.

Blanket    

Completely agree with KJ, here! The employer is equally responsible for their employee's actions, while on duty. PERIOD! don't care about the $$, but atleast AEG got exposed: they are all a bunch of greedy criminals!

194 days ago
51.

Bob    

If all she wanted was the truth then just sue for a declaratory judgment, no she was a 40 billion dollar money hungry monster

193 days ago
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