Jackson Family Loses Wrongful Death Suit

Published 10/02 2013 06:33PM

Updated 10/02 2013 06:35PM

A Los Angeles jury has decided that concert promoter AEG Live did hire Conrad Murray, the doctor who administered the fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed singer Michael Jackson, but that Murray was not unfit or incompetent in actions resulting in the singer's 2009 death. As a result, the company will not have to pay damages to Jackson's family.

Katherine Jackson and her three grandchildren from son Michael Jackson sued AEG Live for wrongful death, claiming the entertainment company that promoted the King of Pop's last concerts failed to pick up on warning signs that could have saved his life. As part of the lawsuit, the Jackson family alleged that AEG did not properly investigate or supervise Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the superstar's death in 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison.

Jurors deliberated for almost three days before reaching the verdict, which did not have to be unanimous. On Friday, the day deliberations began, the jurors asked for a DVD player and 12 copies of the 2009 documentary, "Michael Jackson's This Is It," which documents the singer's preparation for the London tour he was planning at the time of his death. They also asked for a copy of the contract between AEG Live and Murray.

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