Michael Jackson's Family Loses Court Battle Over His Death


Getty ImagesIt's been four years since Michael Jackson passed away in June 2009, and now the verdict has been reached in the trial over whether AEG Live was liable in the legendary singer's death. Today the jury decided: AEG did hire Dr. Conrad Murray. However, they also decided that Murray was not unfit to treat the star, meaning the Jackson family loses.

It's a little ironic that in the criminal case over Jackson's death, Murray was ruled to have done things that ultimately killed the star. But in this civil wrongful death case, Murray was deemed to have been competent at the start, thereby ruining Katherine Jackson's case.

Jackson's mother and Michael's three children sued AEG back in 2010, claiming the company hired Dr. Murray and watched him push the star past his capabilities in getting ready for his "This is It" tour. The defense argued that it was actually MJ who hired Murray and their interactions were not known to anyone.

Jackson died just a matter of days before he was supposed to go out on tour in London in the summer of 2009.

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