Jackson jury declares gig promoter not liable for death

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s wrongful death case has found promoter AEG Live not liable for his death.

The jury came to the decision to clear AEG Live of the negligence charge brought by Jackson’s family on Wednesday afternoon.

The wrongful death case was filed in connection with the hiring of the star’s physician, Dr Conrad Murray before the singer’s planned comeback concerts.

Although the court determined that AEG Live had hired the star’s medical expert, Murray was deemed to be competent.

Now it seems the company will escape paying out possibly millions of dollars in compensation to the family..

Michael’s mother Katherine Jackson – and Michael’s three children Paris, Prince and Blanket – were suing the concert promoters for being negligent when they allegedly hired Murray.

The medical expert is currently in prison for administering a lethal dose of propofol to the late King of Pop to help him sleep.

As a result he overdosed and died in June 2009 while in the rehearsal stages of his This Is It tour.

AEG Live maintained that Michael hired his own doctor and all medication was a private matter between the two.

The 12-person jury was assessing whether the four prosecutors should get financial damages of more than $1 billion and attorneys argued that each Jackson child should receive $85 million in personal damages.

Michael’s former wife, Debbie Rowe, previously said the star was regularly subject to medical malpractice.

“Doctors constantly tried to outdo each other by giving Jackson the ‘better’ drugs … a competition that fueled his deadly drug addiction,” TMZ reported.

She didn’t initially blame Dr. Conrad for Michael’s death while on the witness stand and alleged that Dr. Arnie Klein and Dr. Steven Hoefflin “consistently tried to one-up the other by giving MJ increasingly stronger doses of painkillers”, according to the website.

Debbie subsequently did acknowledge Dr. Conrad as being the man who finally “got in there and killed him”.

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