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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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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.

388 days ago


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...........

388 days ago

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!

388 days ago


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.

388 days ago


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.

388 days ago


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

388 days ago


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.

388 days ago


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

388 days ago

miss b    

Ha Ha Ha Ha

Time To Go & Flip Burgers.

388 days ago


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.

388 days ago


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

388 days ago


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!

388 days ago


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

388 days ago


Katherine better get out that old cookbook of hers,
"101 Ways to Cook A Potato" HA HA HA!

388 days ago

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Michael Jackson was responsible for his own death. Tragically but truly, he did it to his own sick self.

388 days ago
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