Jury Finds AEG Live Not Liable In The Death of Michael Jackson

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Stacy-Ann Ellis / October 2, 2013

The jury has finally reached a verdict in the five-month trial to determine if AEG Live, the concert promoter Michael Jackson worked with for his comeback tours, played a part in his wrongful death.

Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, argued that AEG Live was negligent in hiring Conrad Murray, the physician who administered the drug that killed the King of Pop. As of this evening, the Jackson family has lost the case, as the Los Angeles jury ruled in favor of the concert promoter.

Michael died in June of 2009 after an overdose of the drug propofol. The jury ruled that while AEG did hire Murray, Murray was not unfit or incompetent to perform the job he was hired to do. Murray is currently in prison after being found guilty in November 2011 of involuntary manslaughter.