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Michael Jackson Death Trial

Jackson Family Loses

10/2/2013 9:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Jackson family just LOST their bid to hold AEG Live accountable for Michael Jackson's death.

The jury ruled AEG Live did hire Conrad Murray.  That's huge.  The jury then ruled Conrad Murray was NOT unfit or incompetent to treat MJ.   Katherine and the kids lose.
 
So here's the thing.  The question that ruined Katherine's case was whether Murray was competent to handle Jackson when he was hired, and the jury said he was.  Ironically, a jury in the criminal case ruled Murray then went off the rails and did things that ultimately killed MJ.  But because he was competent at the outset -- the Jackson family lost.

The jury foreman confirmed this during a post-court news conference where he said they felt Murray was competent to do the job for which he was hired -- a good general practitioner. However he added, "That doesn't mean we felt he was ethical. Had that question been in there, it could have been a different outset.

Katherine Jackson and Michael's 3 kids were suing AEG, claiming the company negligently hired and supervised Dr. Conrad Murray and pushed MJ way beyond the limits for his "This Is It" tour.

AEG claimed Michael hired Murray and what went on between them was a secret to all ... including AEG.

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nevermore    

I hate the idea that this grifter family will get another dime off Michael. If he'd wanted them to have it, he'd have given it to them.

295 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

So whose next for his family to sue to try to get money from? Who has the list?

295 days ago
3.

She's baaaack    

Got my Wild About Trial Twitter and website cranked waiting for it. The Jacksons are probably slobbering all over the courtroom floor waiting to hear if they'll have mega $$

295 days ago
4.

KicksandGiggles    

Since its not a Florida jury, the verdict has a chance of making sense.

295 days ago
5.

samael    

MJ is a pedophile who did not pay his bills and molested children he was a drug addict....for this he gets awards...WTF

poor victims and his poor kids

295 days ago
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Rhubino    

AEG for the win.

295 days ago
7.

Waka Waka Waka    

Get ready for the as appeals

295 days ago
8.

Lauren    

This case is such BS. Michael was a grown man and can be held accountable for his actions. He may have felt the pressure to perform but he made the decision to do it for the $. His family is just greedy and trying to milk him for everything he's worth, even now that he's gone.

295 days ago
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ELC    

This family is no better than insurance companies but if I have to pick between the two...I certainly hope the insurance wins this round. Mama Jackson will crawl through dirt to get her hands on most of her dead sons money. Her excuse is its for his kids. They lie has run its course. The Jackson family is and always will be dysfunctional . I'm not saying the insurance company was all in the right, but its time for Michael to rest in peace. His mama don't need anymore of his $$. Conrad Murray is also where he should be.

295 days ago
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AnomanderRake    

That whole family just sucks.

295 days ago
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msteve    

The Jackson family is so money hungry that it's sickening. MJ is dead due to his own demons and he did it to himself. Time to stop with all of this and let those children move on. They are clearly having issues now that unless resolved will just escalate. It seems like most of the Jacksons are nuts and I honestly feel bad for those children. NO way was MJ worth 60 billion or would have ever earned that much. He was so far indebt that the best thing to happen to him was to die if you look at only the financials. Other than his children none of his family members deserve a dime of his money. No wonder Janet moved away and didn't invite her family to her wedding.

295 days ago
12.

chaozz    

I vote AEG to win.

it was his fault he has been a drug addict for years.

295 days ago
13.

Linda    

Those money grubbing disgusting Jackson clan shouldn't get a dime!

I'm glad the child molesting freak is dead, it was only a matter of time.

Conrad Murray deserves a medal!

295 days ago
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zzyzx    

I say it comes back that he's guilty of molesting those kids.

295 days ago
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Warren    

Not a good sign for the Jacksons

295 days ago
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