Michael Jackson’s mother loses appeal against US promoter

January 31, 2015 6:51 am


The late Michael Jacskon with his mother/AFP
The late Michael Jacskon with his mother/AFP
Los Angeles, Jan 31 – The concert promoter AEG was in no way responsible for Michael Jackson’s death, a California court ruled Friday as it rejected an appeal brought by the singer’s mother.

Katherine Jackson had initially sued AEG for negligence in 2013, principally for having hired Conrad Murray, the doctor who looked after the pop star as he prepared for his “This Is It” series of comeback shows that were to have been held in London.

Katherine Jackson had contended that AEG was liable for between $900 million and $1.6 billion in damages and lost earnings.

The insomniac singer died June 25, 2009 after Murray administered the powerful anesthetic propofol.

In 2011 Murray was sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.


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