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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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76.

Dead@27    

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

295 days ago
77.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

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

295 days ago
78.

What I Think    

So AEG kicked Katherine's old granny a** is court. I'm loving it. This never was anything more that a desperate money grab by KJ in order to support MJs siblings after her death. I wonder if the old hag has a plan B? If not I guess the rest of the Jackson clan will soon be found working at the nearest Walmart store.

295 days ago
79.

Livvie    

Oh well

295 days ago
80.

Razzy    

Hooray!!! Justice is served. If Michael wanted them to have more money, he would have provided that to him in his will. He did not. Michael's kids have more than enough money to live out their lives in comfort. That is all that matters. The rest of the family should have gotten a job instead of mooching off of Michael. They were picking his dead bones for their slice of pie and it was an epic fail. Wonder who they will try to sue next.

295 days ago
81.

Nikki    

Let's be honest, in the end his money grubbing family really killed Michael. They pushed him over the edge.

295 days ago
82.

rustyonmaui    

This moron of a court clerk consistently screwed everything up from the minute she walked up to the podium while my master's degree and zillions of industry awards are doing little to further my job search. How does she have a job?

295 days ago
83.

A.M.D    

These high profile celebrity cases make me sick. Regardless if justice was served or not all I see are people laughing and joking like it's a party. Someone died, if it was his fault or not a family is hurting and either way it's a tragedy.

295 days ago
84.

hi haters    

k

295 days ago
85.

DahhTroll    

You mean the Jackson Brothers might have to get jobs?

295 days ago
86.

ratbag    

Katherine just wasted about a million bucks of MJ's kids' money on this joke of a trial on behalf of her deadbeat kids, Jermaine, Randy, Tito and the other losers. They should remove her from their purse strings. She is a greedy, delusional old enabler who raised a bunch of low life's.

295 days ago
87.

Tammy    

Now they will say the jury was racist, its about time that someone stood up to these people and told them to hit the road.

295 days ago
88.

Tammy    

WOW Debbie is a FAT mess what the hell happened to her I know she wasn't much to look at before but now WOW.

295 days ago
89.

frunklin    

The Jacksons were asked to leave the courtroom due to a wardrobe malfunction

295 days ago
90.

Yikes_Stripes    

Does this woman know how to do anything besides stand idly by with her hand out? She didn't seem to care when her husband was beating the sh!t out of her children and robbing them of a childhood, or when Michael had an obvious drug addiction. By her own admission, she "wasn't curious" when Elizabeth Taylor tried to stage an intervention, and she never bothered to even question him about it. Shocking how she suddenly cares now that the gravy train has ended.

295 days ago
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