AEG Live is cleared of liability in Michael Jackson's death

October 3
12:05 PM 2013

A jury in a Los Angeles court cleared concert promoter AEG Live of any liability in Michael Jackson's death in 2009.  AEG Live was the promoter of Jackson for his string of concerts in London before his death.

A lawsuit filed by Katherine Jackson, the mother of the late singer, claimed that AEG Live hired Dr. Conrad Murray without considering if he was qualified. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter two years ago for overdosing Jackson with the anesthetic Propofol. AEG Live said it was Jackson who hired Murray.

According to a Los Angeles Times report, the financial stakes were high for both sides. The financial expert of the Jackson family testified that had Jackson lived, he would have made at least USD 1.2 billion from tours, new music, endorsements, merchandise and a show in Las Vegas. The Jackson family had asked AEG to pay Michael Jackson's three children USD 85 million each. They also said AEG should pay his mother at least USD 35 million.

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