Jury rejects claim AEG was negligent in hiring doctor who killed MJ
More than four years after Michael Jackson’s death, a jury on Wednesday rejected the notion that the promoter of his ill-fated comeback concerts was linked to his demise, ending a long-running case that offered an unprecedented look into the singer’s addiction struggles, concert preparations and his role as a parent.
The latest chapter in the often bizarre Jackson saga stemmed from a lawsuit filed by his mother against AEG Live LLC as she sought to financially punish the company for hiring the doctor convicted of killing her superstar son with an overdose of the anesthetic propofol.
At five months, it was the longest of any trial involving Jackson and gave the panel an inside look of his homes, concerts and even the offices of his doctors.
Jurors concluded that the case had many tragic elements but stopped short of awarding the singer’s family hundreds of millions of dollars.