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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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91.

hi haters    

mj prob had to interview quite a few doctors in order to find one unethical enough to do what he asked them to do. I am not surprised that a doctor willing to do that had poor enough judgment to inject him with a fatal dose. None of that is the insurance company's fault.

394 days ago
92.

mousetrap    

It is incredible that this lawsuit was ever even allowed to go to court. But I am not surprised it was brought. People like this have an ingrained overall victim mentality, blame mentality, and welfare mentality. You see it all the time. I am going to sue because my angel who had a gun in the air got shot by the cops...etc., etc. This is just on a larger scale.

394 days ago
93.

notthatconfused    

I hope the Jackson's appeal this ruling! I am sure an appellate court would question the evidence of Murray's comptpetence!

394 days ago
94.

Josie Wails    

The very same denial the JACKSON family allowed him to continue so the $$$ faucet stayed on is sadly the very same denial they have again used to attempt to turn the $$$ faucet back on. Sadly MJ died because they looked at him as their saviour to deliver their never ending demands for cash as they withered on the vine looking to him again and again for answers, sadly it killed him inside long before it killed him in suspended animation of propofol death. AEG LIVE had nothing to do with MJ killing himself, but his family certainly did.

394 days ago
95.

mg1    

Of COURSE, the big corporation wins. Big surprise. SMH

394 days ago
96.

Onward    

Instead of making the verdict a race issue, consider this: Maybe the jury looked at the evidence and decided that a 50-year old multimillionaire had many choices available to him--among them going to rehab--and he alone was responsible for choosing to abuse drugs. If anyone other than MJ was responsible, it was family members and his inner circle who turned a blind eye to his drug addiction so long as he was pulling in the money.

394 days ago
97.

lucitee    

The Jackson family have been made famous and wealthy on the back of Michael! He has totally supported them all their greedy lives! In MY opinion they took advantage of him like dependent leeches, over-whelmed him with their constant needs and demands! They made him responsible for their very existence! If they want to know the REAL devastating problems Michael had to deal with and the CAUSE of most, LOOK in the damn MIRROR!

394 days ago
98.

Sadiemay    

Now Grreedy Grandma will spend the next 3 years and the kids fortune trying to get this overturned

394 days ago
99.

greengrabber    

YKNOW, I HAVENT BEEN FOLLOWING TMZ FOR 2 OR 3 WEEKS...I GOT SICK OF HARVEYS FUMFETING, AND PLUNGING HIS HANDS DOWN INTO HIS POCKETS LIKE OCD......HARVEY IS MOCKING ALL THE PEEPS, THEY SHOULD ALL START THEIR OWN SITE. ID FOLLOW THEM....
SO HERE, I SEE THIS COURT DECISION TO BE ON A LIVE FEED....ARRGGHH!! I GOT NO AUDIO, JUST REALLY LOST PEOPLE STANDING AROUND...SIGH.
SOOOO, ILL GO TO MSN AND SEE A PROPER JOB OF COVERAGE, BUT NOT RAW.
I DONT KNOW IF OR WHEN IM RETURNING HERE,
HARVEYS GETTING TOO BIG FOR HIS BRITCHES.
CHARLES AND ANYONE WHO YOU TEAM UP WITH,
IM FOR YOU. LATER, GG.

394 days ago
100.

AcerbicRN    

This is why people die at such an alarming rate in this country. Doctors will always cover for other doctors. They are kept on such pedestals, as if they aren't paid RIDICULOUSLY for the work they allegedly do, which is done mostly by their professional nursing staff, which I know because I've been one for over 15 years. PLUS, thanks to IDIOTS like Murray, not only has the Jackson family lost, but EVERY PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY WITH CHRONIC NON-CANCER PAIN is about to lose because the pharmaceutical lobby had bribed the FDA (already owned by effing REPUBLICANS) that ONLY CANCER PATIENTS shall in the near future receive actual pain medication. The rest will have to spend MULTIPLE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS per month and endure HORRIBLE and DAMAGING spinal injections to minimally manage their pain, one small area at a time while they take ANTIDEPRESSANTS (which are KNOWN to cause suicide) and other such EXPENSIVE PLACEBO medications (NO ANTIDEPRESSANT HAS ANY ANALGESIC ACTION NO MATTER WHAT THE TV ADS SAY--THEY ONLY WORK FOR PSYCHOSOMATIC PAIN, meaning about 20% of cases at the maximum). WE ARE SCREWED...and ultimately all they are doing is helping the illicit drug, ie HEROIN industry, which will keep those FOR PROFIT prisons filled, which they did, after all, have to do in order to make up for the legalization of marijuana. This nation is so UNBELIEVABLY CORRUPT. I really regret I'm dying for having served it...

394 days ago
101.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Watch out kids. They'll need money from someone.

394 days ago
102.

USArmy    

Finally a common sense verdict. The state should make the Jackson family pay all court costs.

394 days ago
103.

Sadiemay    

Michael Jackson would not allow a doctor to treat him that didn't give him exactly what he wanted. He hired Murray and he paid the price for his addiction. Mommy just can't figure out where she's going to get all her money now that he's dead.

394 days ago
104.

Joe Fattal    

Michael Jackson was a dope head. I take lorazepam myself and one pill put me to sleep. He took almost the whole bottle. So he killed himself and that was more power to him. Lots of children are probably safer by him been gone.

394 days ago
105.

BigBobzilla    

The family is gonna milk that cow 'til it's dry!

394 days ago
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