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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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the ugly dead pedophile's family deserves nothing, the world is a better place with the child molester dead.

355 days ago


I hope it's not another star struck jury...this family shouldn't get a penny....MJ killed himself period...
And I don't care what anybody says....those kids are not related to him and probably never adopted by him.

355 days ago

She's baaaack    

Verdict comes down at 6:30 (Eastern)

355 days ago


Dopn't blame Michael for downing red bull energy drinks all day then wondering why it was impossible to get to sleep, then ditching his regular doctors for a crackpot. The obvious reason for his death could never be it.

355 days ago


I truly hope and pray that this blood-sucking family gets NOTHING!

355 days ago


My hope: Dopey & family get nothing from AEG!

355 days ago


best thing that ever happened to Greedy Katherine was having Michael die. The estate's making money like crazy. And yet there she is with her grubby hand out for more. Real good example for Michael's kids.

355 days ago

Ruth Nery    

It's ridiculous that you can sue someone for a grown man's irresponsibility. Yes it ended in his demise but I believe everyone should take responsibility for their own life and their own choices. Especially when you have children to think about.

355 days ago


You people on here are sickening to say that a 80 year old+ woman is money hungry?! Are you really stupid?' She's 80+ years old what can SHE do with the money? I see people these days do NOT have common sense.

355 days ago


MJ picked Conrad Murray cause he was willing to give him the drugs he wanted. MJ killed MJ.

Case Closed.

355 days ago


I watch able to catch a little of the trial/closing arguments. AEG has this one in the bag!! They have a bad ass lawyer. If the whining family loses, they will most likely appeal.

355 days ago


I think the jury will split and say each side is partially to blame. So, I think, Katherine will not get $10 billion, but she will get a little something. AEG will be happy to not be paying Katherine the entire $10 billion.

355 days ago


16 Questions to answer, 13 hours of deliberations does not Look good for the Jacksons, Although this case will go on for years in Appeals.

355 days ago


My money is on AEG, but who knows, a few of ignorant rabids might have infiltrated into the jury, like into TMZ as evidenced by TMZ censorship, AEG might have been screwed.

But the most important is that MJ is dead,
and I am so freaking glad!!!

355 days ago

Cry Baby    

Well, even if KJ wins, I strongly support AEG to appeal, and drag it out for the next 100 years, until all the greedy Jackson all die away!!!

BTW, rabids, take a good look of MJ's ugly face up above, and cry!!!

355 days ago
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