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AEG Live not negligent in Jackson wrongful death lawsuit

10th October 2013

Jackson’s death occurred in 2009 while preparations were underway for his 50-date concert run in London. He died after a surgical anaesthetic drug, used by the star to curb sleeplessness, was administered by Dr Conrad Murray.

While Dr Murray has already been jailed for his part in Michael Jackson’s death, lawyers for AEG Live argued that they had engaged Dr Conrad at Jackson’s request and had not, at any point, had knowledge of the performer’s dependency on the drugs which contributed to his death.

The trial lasted for more than five months with Mr Jackson’s mother and his three children seeking $1.2 billion in damages and compensation – an amount purportedly based on the pop stars potential future earnings had he lived and described by AEG Live as “absurd”.

According to Reuters, a lawyer for the family said that they were not happy with the trial result and would be exploring all factual and legal options and would make decision regarding the case “at a later time”.

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