Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Michael Jackson Family Loses Bid in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

After a five-month legal battle, the family of the late Michael Jackson (MJ) lost their bid to hold the giant concert promoter, AEG Live, accountable for the King of Pop’s death.

Recent reports have it that Katherine Jackson is  devastated following the jury’s verdict on her son’s wrongful death case.

In the said verdict, the jury ruled that AEG Live indeed hired Conrad Murray, who gave the singer the fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic, Propofol. However, in a sudden rebound, the judge subsequently ruled that Murray was NOT unfit or incompetent to treat MJ at the time he was hired by the concert promoter.

Katherine Jackson along with MJ’s children sued AEG Live, claiming the company negligently hired and supervised Murray to care for the pop icon while preparing for his comeback concert billed “This Is it”. 

According to a source, when asked why the jury sided with AEG, the jury claimed that although the singer’s death was a tragedy for everyone, no one from the concert promoters was responsible for his death.

What went between MJ and Murray later on was a secret to all. The jury also believed that Murray simply submit to his famous patient’s demands, according to an insider. Also, the judge apparently believed that although the singer’s death was a tragedy to all, MJ himself was responsible for his own fate, reports said.

It could be remembered that it was only last month when news reports claimed that the said lawsuit could finally head to jury. Now that it has finally reached the jury and that AEG Live has been acquitted from the case, the Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer herein speculates that there may have a chance that the Jackson family will appeal the case. However, the process would probably take years, he said.