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Jackson family loses wrongful death lawsuit

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 01:08

Oct. 02 - A Los Angeles jury rules in favor of concert promoter AEG Live in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death lawsuit. John Russell reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 A Los Angeles jury found unanimously on Wednesday (October 02) that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by family members of pop star Michael Jackson. The verdict found that the doctor the company hired for Jackson, Conrad Murray, was not unfit for his job. The decision capped a five-month trial that opened a window into the late entertainer's private life and final days. Jackson's mother, Katherine, and his three children sued AEG Live over the singer's 2009 death from an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol. The family alleged that privately held AEG Live negligently hired Murray as Jackson's personal physician and ignored signs that the singer was in poor health prior to his death. Murray cared for Jackson as the singer rehearsed for his series of 50 comeback "This Is It" concerts. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for administering the propofol that killed the star.

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Jackson family loses wrongful death lawsuit

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 01:08