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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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46.

samael    

awesome, no money for these people..take responsibility for your drug addicted pedophile son,stop looking for $

386 days ago
47.

Gretel    

It's about time a celebrity is held responsible for their own mess.

386 days ago
48.

HLyWDgreg    

Why is Fat ugly B on the monitor?

386 days ago
49.

cementmixer    

Why doesn't the Jackson family try something new and get some jobs!!!

386 days ago
50.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

YES! YES! YES! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


SO DAMN HAPPY ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

386 days ago
51.

Kaye    

Hurray!!!

386 days ago
52.

She's baaaack    

What's with the Debbie Rowe face? She got a few mill for selling her children. If she didn't invest it wisely that is her problem. She looks upset she won't be part of the gravy train too.

386 days ago
53.

Jordan    

This was very much expected. Jackson's realty had no case.

386 days ago
54.

yuhhurd86    

How was this one hour ago i just saw it live 5 min ago

386 days ago
55.

Jordan    

Katharine Jackson claims all she wanted was the truth, So why will she Appeal the decision?

386 days ago
56.

y.t. houx    

all blaks think they are entitled to win the ghetto lottery time to put an end to their scamming

386 days ago
57.

ABB    

Sucks to be the grafter MJ family. Cue the loser Price is Right sad tuba music. *wooop-tooo-wooo-dooo- FAIIIIIIIIlll!

386 days ago
58.

diane    

So, if Conrad Murray was hired by AEG and "working for" AEG in treating MJ, and ultimately his negligent acts killed MJ, can't AEG be held liable as the "parent employer" for Conrad Murrays actions and the death ? He did work for them and one would assume, report to them, take direction from them and act upon his employer's wishes\orders...........

386 days ago
59.

Onward    

Yay! This greedy family needs to let it go, be thankful for what they have and for what MJ did for them, and stop trying to get more.

386 days ago
60.

Carl    

You shot Debbie Rowe? What did she ever do to you?

386 days ago
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