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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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61.

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.

293 days ago
62.

Carl    

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

293 days ago
63.

meme    

They don't deserve a penny. They've already gotten their pound of flesh from the retarded doctor who sits in prison. Jackson was a drug addict and he has no one to blame but himself. He took advantage of a doctor who was in financial dire straights and conned him into administering drugs he didn't need. I'm not saying Murray shouldn't be in jail, he should, but Jackson brought it all on himself through his insatiable drug addiction.

293 days ago
64.

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...........

293 days ago
65.

Detective. LaToya    

Of course those racist whites weren't going to give that black family all that money. Shhhhiiiitttt Mike already owns like every song ever with his Sony deal he bought that's worth billions. Paul McCartney and those whites are still pissed about that!

293 days ago
66.

kellie    

Very good. This is how it was suppose to be. Jackson took his own life with Dr Murray's help. You take drugs you take the risk of dying.

293 days ago
67.

mousetrap    

Good. Michael Jackson was a major drug addict and holds the lion's share of the blame for his death. His doctor is also definitely responsible for supplying him. But that is where the buck stops. You just can't start blaming these peripheral and auxiliary people and organizations for this stuff. Good Lord, do you know how many musicians and entertainers are major addicts and are in really bad shape and go touring with their "help". All the time. Stop the blame game. The blame starts and ends with Michael, and to a lesser extent his physician. Now heal and get over it.

293 days ago
68.

Abe    

No way AEG owes that family of money leeches anything. Justice was definitely served.

293 days ago
69.

Stephiedarling    

I would've been SHOCKED if they would've won and yes i do believe AEG did whatever Michael said including hiring DR Murray but he ultimately is responsible because he is the doc that give the drug that killed MJ.

293 days ago
70.

Just_Me    

Had the family been WHITE, they would have won..... just saying.

293 days ago
71.

miss b    

Ha Ha Ha Ha


Time To Go & Flip Burgers.

293 days ago
72.

Jill    

Michael Jackson was a middle aged man who made his own decisions, one of which was to be a drug addict. Nobody knocked him to the floor and shot him up. He wasn't a victim of anybody but himself.

293 days ago
73.

Toilethead    

HAHHAHHAHHHAHAHHAHAHAA. Back to the ghetto with the greedy old lady and the store bought kids!

293 days ago
74.

Denese    

I think AEG is certainly co-accountable in the death of Michael Jackson. It's a fact one of the AEG exes once went over to Michael's house to make sure he was going to a rehearsal and was slapping him in the shower to try and revive him. Dr. Murray was just dumb enough to be left holding the bag and take the fall. He should have known he was way out of line and if it was Michael and/or AEG making him do these things, he should have do***ented everything fully. First rule of thumb...CYA!

293 days ago
75.

dri    

And now the jqcksons will stiff the lawyers they hired..........GOOD FOR AEG

293 days ago
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