MJ wrongful death suit / kitkat gegen AEG

  • ^ dass thomson extrem PRO jacksonfamily ist, ist ja nicht
    unbekannt, insofern ist es immer richtig, auch auf zwischentöne
    zu achten :ja

    ich denke auch, dass er da etwas zuspitzt,
    wenngleich man grundsätzlich ernsthaft bleiben sollte, wenns um einen todesfall geht.
    und es wird auch nichts dazu erwähnt, wie die anwälte der gegenseite sich verhielten.
    ist halt alles etwas unpassend,
    obgleich ich glaube, dass man sich über die 'argumentation' amüsierte, nicht die fakten, die familie, michaels tod.

  • Jacksons vs AEG - Day 86 – September 25 2013 – Summary

    Closing arguments started, it was AEGs turn.

    Source: HLN is live-blogging closing arguments. Read below for minute-by-minute updates from the trial

    1:24 p.m. ET: Katherine Jackson and daughter Rebbie have entered the courtroom. Grandchildren Taj and TJ Jackson (the sons of Tito) are now sitting with their grandmother.

    1:34 p.m. ET: Jackson family attorney Brian Panish begins his closing argument by thanking the jury for its service. Jurors have been listening to this case for five months.

    1:37 p.m. ET: Panish says Michael Jackson “danced, walked, moon walked on this earth for nearly 50 years… someone like that only comes around every so often. We may never see the likes of Michael Jackson ever again… That gift came at a huge price.”

    1:39 p.m. ET: “The whole world stopped when the King of Pop died and everyone grieved,” said Panish.

    1:42 p.m. ET: "He had abused prescription medications during times of pain, anxiety, stress," said Panish.

    1:45 p.m. ET: Panish says AEG wanted Jackson to perform so badly "they would do whatever it took to get him on stage and they told that to Dr. Murray."

    1:47 p.m. ET: An AEG exec had to throw Jackson in a shower and slap him before the press conference that announced his "This Is It" tour, according to Panish. Executives exchanged e-mails after saying, "We can't back off now, it would be a disaster for the company.

    1:51 p.m. ET: Dr. Murray broke his Hippocratic oath and AEG Live is responsible, according to Panish.

    1:53 p.m. ET: Panish is walking jurors through what needs to be proven in this case and who has the burden of proof.

    1:55 p.m. ET: "If the scale [of justice] tips ever so slightly, we have met the burden of proof," said Panish, who must show AEG Live negligently hired, supervised or retained Dr. Murray.

    1:58 p.m. ET: On the issue of whether AEG Live hired Dr. Murray, Panish says the evidence overwhelming shows that they did.

    2:04 p.m. ET: Panish is still going over the first jury question: "Did AEG Live hire Dr. Conrad Murray?" He says a contract can be written or oral, partially written or partially oral and that oral contracts are just as valid as written contracts.

    2:13 p.m. ET: Panish is showing e-mails between AEG Live and Murray that he says prove they had a contract.

    2:19 p.m. ET: Why would AEG let Murray have control over Jackson's rehearsal schedule if he wasn't hired by them, asks Panish.

    2:22 p.m. ET: Panish says Murray was included on AEG Live budgets.

    2:27 p.m. ET: Panish moves on to the second question on the verdict form: "Was Dr. Conrad Murray unfit or incompetent to perform the work for which he was hired?" Panish says it's obvious Murray is unfit and incompetent because he killed the King of Pop and wasn't trained to treat insomnia.

    2:36 p.m. ET: Murray had two obligations: One to the entity paying him money (AEG) and one to his patient (Jackson), according to Panish.

    2:39 p.m. ET: "Was Dr. Murray swayed by the conflict of the money vs. the patient?" asked Panish.

    2:40 p.m. ET: Panish says Murray swore to do no harm but did it anyway: "Why did he do it? For the money."

    2:42 p.m. ET: Panish shows this e-mail to the jury, sent between AEG execs: "We want to remind him that it is AEG, not MJ who is paying his salary."

    2:47 p.m. ET: Video being played in court shows AEG executive Paul Gongaware being asked about the e-mail he sent (mentioned in previous entry). He says he doesn't member sending it or what it means. "We weren't paying his salary," Gongaware said. He then says he doesn't know whose salary he's even talking about.

    "It would be funny, but for somebody who has lost his life... I don't think it's funny," Panish said.

    2:50 p.m. ET: Panish says AEG Live wanted complete control over Murray and that some people do things they normally wouldn't do because of a need for money.

    2:52 p.m. ET: Conrad Murray asking for $5 million to go on tour was a red flag showing he was "unfit, incompetent and outrageous," according to Panish.

    2:55 p.m. ET: A detective working for the LAPD was easily able to determine Murray was financially "a mess," which was a motivation for what he did, according to Panish.

    2:57 p.m. ET: "It's not a stretch that he was unfit and incompetent -- come on," Panish said, in reference to Murray.

    2:59 p.m. ET: The judge has recessed the court for lunch. Closing arguments will resume at 4:30 p.m. ET.

    4:38 p.m. ET: Jackson family attorney Brian Panish has continued working his way through the jury verdict form, addressing question #3: "Did AEG Live know or should it have known that Dr. Conrad Murray was unfit or incompetent and that this unfitness or incompetence created a particular risk to others?"

    4:41 p.m. ET: Panish warns the courtroom not to laugh as he replays testimony by a few AEG executives who are edited together to say "I don't know" or "I don't remember" several times.

    4:48 p.m. ET: Testimony from earlier in the trial continues to be played by Panish.

    4:52 p.m. ET: Panish says everyone knew Jackson had problems sleeping and needed help to treat his insomnia.

    4:56 p.m. ET: The director of the show, Kenny Ortega, was supposed to monitor Jackson's health, according to Panish. "The pressure was on," said Panish. Jackson and Ortega then put the pressure on Murray, according to Panish.

    4:59 p.m. ET: E-mails Panish reads in court show there were concerns about "trouble at the front" when it came to Jackson's health and his tour.

    5:01 p.m. ET: The director of Jackson's show e-mailed AEG executives, telling them Jackson was in trouble and needed a mental evaluation, according to Panish.

    5:04 p.m. ET: One AEG employee said Jackson was so thin, he could see his heart beating in his chest. Another employee expressed fears Jackson was going to die and needed to be hospitalized, according to Panish.

    5:10 p.m. ET: Jackson was described by a witness earlier in the trial as "very, very underweight... like someone who was at the end stage of a -- of a long disease process."

    5:15 p.m. ET: Panish moves on to question #4, saying the answer is "obviously" yes: "Did Dr. Conrad Murray’s unfitness or incompetence harm Michael Jackson and the Jackson Plaintiffs?"

    5:16 p.m. ET: Panish tells jurors they don't need to spend much time on question #4 and moves on to question #5: "Was AEG Live’s negligence in hiring, supervising, or retaining Dr. Conrad Murray a substantial factor in causing Michael Jackson and the Jackson Plaintiffs’ harm?"

    5:19 p.m. ET: A timeline of Jackson's medical treatments is displayed on a slide. Panish says Jackson survived 50 years of procedures with "never a single issue." He says the one thing that changed was AEG and Murray.

    5:22 p.m. ET: Panish is moving on to the next set of questions, which address compensatory damages.

    5:25 p.m. ET: "Unfortunately nothing can bring Michael Jackson back… in our society there’s a tremendous value placed on human life," said Panish. He has started talking about Jackson's mom, Katherine, saying there is no word for a parent who has lost a child because it's "an indescribable loss that no parent should ever experience."

    5:27 p.m. ET: When deciding how much to award Katherine Jackson and Michael's kids, Panish tells jurors they have to use common sense to decide "what is just and fair."

    5:31 p.m. ET: Panish said Katherine Jackson should be awarded less money than his children, because her life expectancy is much shorter.

    5:34 p.m. ET: Panish just played a clip from "This is it" with Kenny Ortega saying that Jackson could have sold out 200 shows on his final tour.

    5:36 p.m. ET: AEG's own accounting figures indicate that Jackson was going to earn close to $1.5 billion on his final tour.

    5:38 p.m. ET: Panish is playing a video of Jackson's performances for the jury so they can see he could have still earned a substantial amount of money if he lived.

    5:42 p.m. ET: The video of past performances shows Jackson performing with the Jackson 5 as a child, and also shows him performing to sold out crowds as an adult.

    5:48 p.m. ET: The video also showed Jackson's first moonwalk at the 25th Anniversary of the Grammy's.

    5:52 p.m. ET: The video of past performances has been playing for more than 10 minutes now.

    5:57 p.m. ET: The video is over, and Panish said the video of past performances was the best evidence that Jackson could have still sold out shows if he had lived. Court is now in a 15 minute break.

    6:19 p.m. ET: Panish has picked back up with his closing argument. He says AEG wanted Jackson to perform, because his tour was going to make a large profit. He also says Jackson invested in his family.

    6:23 p.m. ET: Panish is now discussing how the Jackson family has suffered loss besides monetary losses. He is explaining that Jackson family will no longer feel MJ's love or comfort.

    6:25 p.m. ET: "Death lasts forever," said Panish. "This will never be replaced."

    6:27 p.m. ET: Panish is showing the jury some pictures of Jackson with his family.

    6:29 p.m. ET: This is a picture of the Jackson family home in Gary, Indiana.

    6:33 p.m. ET: Jackson wrote poetry for his mother.

    6:36 p.m. ET: Panish is now detailing the non-monetary losses Jackson's children have suffered from his death.

    6:42 p.m. ET: Prince was very close to his father, and he was like his father's little assistant according to Panish.

    6:47 p.m. ET: Panish said Paris was there when her father overdosed, and it was very traumatic for her.

    6:50 p.m. ET: Panish is playing a song Jackson wrote for his children, while video plays of Jackson with his children.

    6:55 p.m. ET: Panish said he believes each of Jackson's children should be awarded $85 million dollars for past and future losses.

    6:59 p.m. ET: Panish has ended his closing argument. He thanked the jury, and told the jury he will give a shorter rebuttal argument Thursday. AEG's attorneys will give their closing argument tomorrow. The judge told the parties to report to the courtroom tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. ET.


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  • Lawyer: Blame Michael Jackson for his death, not AEG Live
    By Alan Duke, CNN
    updated 9:20 PM EDT, Wed September 25, 2013

    Katherine Jackson: Michael's mother, 82, was deposed for nine hours over three days by AEG Live lawyers. As the guardian of her son's three children, she is a plaintiff in the wrongful death lawsuit against the company that promoted Michael Jackson's comeback concerts. Katherine Jackson: Michael's mother, 82, was deposed for nine hours over three days by AEG Live lawyers. As the guardian of her son's three children, she is a plaintiff in the wrongful death lawsuit against the company that promoted Michael Jackson's comeback concerts.

    NEW: Producers just thought Jackson was tired, afraid and aging, AEG lawyer says
    NEW: Jackson lawyer set for rebuttal Thursday morning
    "The sad truth is Mr. Jackson's death was caused by his choices," says AEG lawyer
    A Jackson lawyer conceded Tuesday the singer may have some fault for his own death

    Los Angeles (CNN) -- AEG LIve's lawyer asked a jury to find Michael Jackson responsible for his death, not the concert promoter.
    Attorney Marvin Putnam spent four hours Wednesday deliver his closing arguments in the trial of the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Jackson's mother and three children.
    "Plaintiffs want you to hold a concert promoter liable for Michael Jackson's overdose in his bedroom at night, behind locked doors on June 25, 2009," Putnam told jurors. "An overdose of the drug administered to Mr. Jackson by his longtime doctor -- Dr. Murray -- who he'd been seeing for years, a doctor he brought to Los Angeles from Las Vegas."
    When the trial began five months ago, Putnam warned he would show "ugly stuff" and reveal Jackson's "deepest, darkest secret."
    The revelations that jurors heard from 58 witnesses over 83 days of testimony spanning 21 weeks included details of Jackson's drug use and his shopping for a doctor to give him the surgical anesthetic propofol that he thought would give him sleep.
    "He was nearly half a billion dollars in debt," Putnam argued Wednesday. "His mother's house was near foreclosure, we didn't know that then. What else do we know now? That Mr. Jackson spent decades shopping for doctors to give him the painkillers he wanted. Mr. Jackson made sure we didn't know that."
    Jackson family lawyers make their case Michael Jackson doc: 'He wasn't faking' Paris Jackson's deposition
    Brian Panish, the lead lawyer for Jackson's mother and three children, conceded in his closing Tuesday that the singer may have some fault for his own death, but said "it's about shared responsibility."
    Jackson did use prescription painkillers and was warned that using propofol at home to sleep was risky, "but he never had a problem until Dr. Conrad Murray was working and until Conrad Murray negotiated with AEG Live," Panish argued.
    The AEG Live lawyer, Putnam, argued Wednesday that Jackson should take the full blame. "The sad truth is Mr. Jackson's death was caused by his choices and it would have happened no matter what -- with or without AEG Live."
    The Jackson family lawyer urged jurors to award the family between $1 billion and $2 billion in damages for its share of liability in Jackson's death -- to replace what he would have earned touring, had he lived, and for the personal suffering from the loss of a son and father.
    Putnam told jurors Wednesday that was "an absurd number."
    Katherine Jackson testified that she filed the wrongful death lawsuit three years ago against AEG Live "because I want to know what really happened to my son."
    Her lawyers argue that the company is liable in the death because it negligently hired, retained or supervised Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's propofol overdose death.
    Jackson's lawyer will have another two hours Thursday morning to sum up his arguments in rebuttal.
    Twelve jurors, who have sat and listened in a Los Angeles courtroom for 21 weeks, will then begin deliberations.
    The judge is allowing a television camera in court for the closing arguments and verdict.
    Who's to blame for Michael Jackson's death?
    AEG Live's defense
    Murray treated Michael Jackson and his children for minor illnesses while they lived in Las Vegas for three years, before the singer returned to Los Angeles to prepare for his "This Is It" comeback tour. It was Jackson -- not AEG Live executives -- who chose Murray to be his full-time doctor for his tour, the company's lawyers contend.
    AEG Live Co-CEO Paul Gongaware negotiated to pay Murray $150,000 a month only because of Jackson's request to have his doctor with him as he performed 50 shows at London's O2 Arena, they argue.
    "He told them 'We're bringing this doctor,' " Putnam said. "This was a choice Mr. Jackson made, he was a grown man."
    AEG Live executives tried to talk Jackson out of taking an American doctor with him on tour, suggesting he could save money by using a physician in London, Putnam said.
    "But Mr. Jackson was undeterred," he said. "Ultimately, it was his money, his doctor, his choice. He certainly wasn't going to take 'no' for an answer."
    There was no need to check Murray's background because he was a licensed, successful doctor who was known to Jackson, Putnam said. "All AEG Live knew was Dr. Murray was Mr. Jackson's longtime doctor."
    A key argument in the Jackson case is that AEG Live was negligent by not ordering a financial background check of Murray, which would have revealed he was in a dire financial situation and not successful. His desperation to keep his lucrative job led Murray to violate his Hippocratic Oath to do no harm by using the dangerous propofol infusions to put Jackson to sleep each night for two months, Jackson lawyers argue.
    AEG Live executives had no way of knowing Murray was treating Jackson's insomnia with propofol in the privacy of his bedroom, their lawyers contend. Jackson was a secretive addict, adept at keeping family, friends and other doctors in the dark about his medical treatments, they argue.
    But two doctors testified that they told Gongaware about Jackson's abuse of painkillers and his insomnia during tours in the 1990s, when the AEG Live executive served as tour manager. Jackson lawyers argue Gongaware, who was the top producer on the new tour, should have known that Jackson could suffer the same problems in 2009.
    The deterioration of Jackson's health over the two months he was being treated by Murray was a red flag that there was a problem, but AEG Live executives negligently ignored the warning, Jackson lawyers argue. By June 19, he was frail, suffering chills, unable to do his trademark dances and paranoid, according to testimony.
    "Everyone believed at the time that a 50-year-old man, who hadn't performed in a decade was tired, out of shape and very nervous," Putnam argued Wednesday. "That's what they believed at the time and it makes sense."
    AEG Live can avoid a negative verdict if is able able to convince at least 4 of 12 jurors that it did not hire Murray. It is the first of 16 questions on the jury verdict form. If jurors answer it with a "no" -- that AEG Live did not hire the doctor -- they would end their deliberations and the trial.
    An AEG Live lawyer e-mailed an employment contract to Murray on the morning of June 24, 2009. Murray signed it and faxed it back to the company that day. But the signature line for AEG Live's CEO and Michael Jackson were never signed since Jackson died the next day.
    Putnam will point to those blank signature lines as evidence that Murray was never hired by his client. There were negotiations with Murray, but he was never paid, the AEG Live lawyer argues.
    Panish, the lead Jackson lawyer, told jurors Tuesday that all the elements of an oral contract -- "just as valid as a written contract" -- were in place when Jackson died.
    Murray had been treating Jackson for two months and the written contract stated that his start day was May 1, 2009. A series of e-mail exchanges involving Murray and AEG Live executives and lawyers supported his argument, Panish said.
    A look at the life of Michael Jackson
    Blame and damages
    If the jury concludes AEG Live has liability, it would have to decide how much the company should pay in economic and personal damages to Jackson's mother and children. They can use estimates of Jackson's "lost earnings capacity" -- the amount of money he could reasonably be expected to have earned if he had lived -- to guide them.
    AEG Live expert Eric Briggs testified it was "speculative" that Jackson would have even completed another tour because of his drug use, damaged reputation and history of failed projects. He suggested the star may never have earned another dime.
    Putnam's closing argument about damages must overcome the impression left on jurors Tuesday when Panish played a video montage of Jackson performances.
    "That is, I think, the best evidence of if Michael Jackson could have sold tickets -- not what Mr. Briggs would tell you," Panish told jurors.
    Panish suggested jurors pick a number between $900 million and $1.6 billion for economic damages. They should add on another $290 million for non-economic damages -- or personal damages, he said.
    Putnam argued that the number, if the jury finds AEG Live liable, should be closer to $21 million, the amount of money AEG Live's expert calculated Jackson would have given his mother and three children over the next 16 years. He couldn't have given them more because he was had a $400 million debt that ws getting deeper, he said.
    "If Mr. Jackson had lived, it's hard to see how he would ever have dug himself out of that whole," Putnam said.
    The last question on the verdict form asks jurors to assign a percentage that they believe represents Michael Jackson's share of blame in his death. The total damages owed by AEG Live would be reduced by that percentage.
    Panish will have two hours to rebut Putnam's arguments before jury deliberations begin later Thursday.

  • Former Michael #Jackson defense attorney Tom Mesereau in court to watch plaintiff's rebuttal in #JacksonTrial. Sept, 26th

    T-Mez ist da

    1:00 p.m. ET: Jackson family attorney Brian Panish is now addressing jurors. His rebuttal closing argument is expected to take about two
    hours. Jurors should begin deliberating the case after that.

    Abschlussworte von Panish

    1:03 p.m. ET: "How dare them" [AEG Live] not take responsibility and point all the fingers at Michael Jackson, said Panish.

    Wie können sie es wagen nicht die Verantwortung zu übernehmen und nur MJ zu beschuldigen...

    1:05 p.m. ET: "That’s all they care about – putting on a concert, making money. They don’t care about Michael Jackson," said Panish. "They
    didn't want to help Michael do a comeback. They wanted Michael so they could make money."

    Sie kümmern sich nur darum, dass das Konzert läuft, das sie Geld machen. MJ ist ihnen egal...es ging ihnen nur darum durch MJ Geld zu machen.

    1:07 p.m. ET: Panish asks jurors if they are going to let AEG Live "get away with it." He says AEG Live has rows and rows of lawyers.

    "They want you to not like Michael. Is that what this case is about?" said Panish. "Michael paid the ultimate price -- he's not here anymore."

    AEG wollen, dass sie (die Jury) MJ nicht mögen, Geht es hier wirklich darum ? Michael hat den höchsten Preis bezahlt.er ist nicht mehr da.

    1:09 p.m. ET: "They [AEG Live] think they can hoodwink you. That’s Why we’re here – otherwise we wouldn’t be here," said Panish.

    1:11 p.m. ET: "This is the only place where there’s a level playing field," said Panish who also claims that the Jackson family couldn't compete with the huge company without going to court.

    1:16 p.m. ET: Panish says the jurors get to decide whether to believe all, part or none of what a witness has said when testifying -- "You decide."
    1:19 p.m. ET: Panish plays the video of AEG Live executives testifying again. It is edited together so they say "I don't know" or "I don't recall" several times.

    "Those are the people they want you to base your verdict on."

    1:24 p.m. ET: Panish is playing interviews from the "This is it" movie and comparing them to testimony. He says that before lawyers were
    involved, AEG Live said Jackson was the world's best entertainer and that he sold a record-breaking number of tickets for the upcoming tour.
    1:27 p.m. ET: Parts of the rehearsal footage was edited out of the "This is it" movie because it showed Jackson looking too thin, according to
    Panish. He says this proves AEG Live should have known something was wrong with the star.

    1:30 p.m. ET: Panish says AEG Live executives wanted singers and band members from the tour to "keep it positive" when speaking of Jackson and
    not describe him as looking frail and emaciated.
    "We control all the footage and it’s locked in a vault at Staples Center," said an AEG Live executive in an e-mail when someone expressed
    concerns about Jackson being filmed while looking frail.

    1:38 p.m. ET: Jackson was supposed to go on a world tour after his showsin London, according to Panish. He's asking for $1 billion to $2
    billion to make up for some of the money the family would have received from this tour. He says AEG Live is denying that Jackson was supposed to
    do this world tour. An investigator says he heard an AEG employee say the London shows were just the beginning and the world tour would last
    several years, according to Panish.

    1:43 p.m. ET: Both AEG Live and Jackson could have hired Murray, according to Panish. AEG Live says Jackson was solely responsible for hiring the doctor.

    1:46 p.m. ET: "They’re trying to tell you the sky’s not blue. They’re trying to sell ice to people in Alaska. If you’re going to fall for that, I think you’re going to disregard all the evidence," said Panish.

    1:49 p.m. ET: Murray was under the impression he was hired by AEG Live, according to Panish. He also says it's common for people in this industry to create an oral agreement and then work on a written contract
    later. If they always waited for the written contract to start working,then Panish says business would never get done.

    2:19 p.m. ET: "[The] death of someone doesn’t ever go away. It reverberates throughout your entire life... time does not heal all the
    wounds. That's Why there's an enormous loss in this case," said Panish.

    Der Tod von jemanden verschwindet nicht einfach. Es begleitet uns ein gesamtes Leben-die Zeit heilt keine Wunden.

    2:25 p.m. ET: "Everyone had a concern" about Murray being Jackson's doctor, according to Panish. "They all knew something was wrong."

    Alle wussten, dass etwas nicht in Ordnung war.

    2:30 p.m. ET: "The doctor's duty is to the patient," said Panish who points out that Murray shut down his practice and stopped seeing all his
    patients in 10 days for money. "Would a fit and competent doctor dump everybody in 10 days, for money?"

    2:40 p.m. ET: Panish says propofol may not be the "best idea" but, if you have a competent doctor, you shouldn't die.

    2:43 p.m. ET: In April, before he died, Jackson wanted to try natural remedies for insomnia because he was "desperate to sleep," according to Panish.

    Im April wollte MJ natürliche Behandlungswege gegen seine Schlaflosigkeit probieren-er versuchte verzweifelt zu schlafen.

    2:47 p.m. ET: Any postponement of the tour would cost Murray $150,000/month, according to Panish. The director of the show told
    Murray to "stay in his lane" and stop keeping Jackson from rehearsals.

    "Murray was more interested in keeping the show going than keeping his patient alive," said Panish.

    2:55 p.m. ET: Panish is showing e-mails from AEG Live executives over clips from the "This is it" movie. The e-mails describe Jackson being
    thrown into a cold shower, slapped and being a mess.

    2:58 p.m. ET: "He was being pressured, he could lose everything he had,"said Panish about Jackson. "He wanted to do this -- not only for his
    children but he had financial issues and he wanted to make money for hischildren. He was going to give them everything."

    MJ wurde unter Druck gesetzt-er könnte alles verlieren. Er wollte all das, was er erwirtschaftete, seinen Kindern geben.

    3:03 p.m. ET: Panish says Jackson never had any issues until the burn injuries he suffered while filming a Pepsi commercial. "He didn't want to take the medication to get high -- he took it for pain."

    3:05 p.m. ET: Panish puts up a pie chart, showing how much responsibility each side has for Jackson's death -- 20% for Jackson and 80% for AEG Live.

    3:07 p.m. ET: "The fate of Prince Michael, Paris, Blanket and Katherine Jackson is in your hands and I know you’ll do the right thing," said Panish as he concludes his rebuttal closing argument.

    Das Schicksal der Kinder & Katherine liegt in Ihren Händen (Jury). Ich weiß, dass sie das Richtige tun werden.

  • Jackson-Prozess - Geschworene haben das letzte Wort

    Die Schlussplädoyers sind gehalten im Michael-Jackson-Prozess. Nun müssen zwölf Geschworene entscheiden: War der "King of Pop" ein Opfer von Profitgier oder hat er seinen Tod selbst verschuldet?

    Ist Michael Jackson Opfer einer herzlosen, geldgierigen Konzertagentur geworden oder hat er seinen Tod selbst durch Medikamentenmissbrauch mitverschuldet? Das müssen nun
    zwölf Geschworene – sechs Männer und sechs Frauen – entscheiden, nachdem Kläger und Beklagte in dem Zivilprozess ihre Schlussplädoyers
    abgeschlossen haben.

    Jacksons Mutter Katherine hatte den Konzertveranstalter AEG Live einer Mitschuld an der fahrlässigen Tötung ihres Sohnes beschuldigt. Ihr Anwalt Brian Panish
    stellte das Unternehmen in seinem Schlusswort am Donnerstag als herzlose und profitgierige Firma dar. Sie sie mit dafür verantwortlich, den
    bereits wegen fahrlässiger Tötung Jacksons verurteilten Arzt Conrad Murray als persönlichen Arzt des Superstars engagiert zu haben.

    Ein Anwalt von AEG Live hat dies zurückgewiesen und erklärt, Jackson habe Druck auf die Agentur ausgeübt, Murray als seinen Arzt zu engagieren. Sie sei von
    Jackson getäuscht worden, weil dieser die Tatsache verschwiegen habe, dass er gegen seine Schlaflosigkeit das Anästhetikum Propofol nehme.

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    Die Geschworenen im Prozess um Michael Jacksons Tod werden vereidigt

    "Beide können den Schaden anrichten"

    Panish hielt dem entgegen, dass AEG Live nicht geprüft habe, ob Murray für den Job als Jacksons Leibarzt geeignet gewesen sei. In seinem Schlusswort legte er
    nahe, dass mit der Verpflichtung Murrays beide Seiten fahrlässig gehandelt hätten. "Denken Sie an ein Fahrrad für zwei", sagte der Anwalt
    an die Geschworenen gerichtet. "Beide können den Schaden anrichten."

    Panish machte Jackson nicht zum Vorwurf, dass er das sehr starke Beruhigungsmittel verlangt habe. Er warf AEG Live hingegen vor, den Arzt verpflichtet zu
    haben, der es ihm verabreicht hatte. "Propofol mag nicht die beste Idee sein", sagte Panish. "Aber wenn man einen kompetenten Arzt hat, stirbt man nicht daran."

    AEG-Anwalt Marvin Putnam sagte dagegen am Mittwoch, Jackson sei ein 50 Jahre alter erwachsener Mann gewesen, der seine eigenen Entscheidungen getroffen
    haben. "Sie können nicht jemand anderen für seine falschen Entscheidungen verantwortlich machen."

    Jury muss einstimmig entscheiden

    Jackson starb im Juni 2009 an einer Überdosis Propofol. Er war damals mitten in den Proben für eine Comeback-Tour, die von AEG Live organisiert wurde.
    In seinem Schlussvortrag sagte Putnam, sowohl AEG als auch Jackson hätten 2009 Interesse an der Tour gehabt. Von der Medikamentensucht des Stars habe
    man nichts gewusst. "AEG erfuhr die Wahrheit erst, nachdem Herr Jackson verschieden ist", sagte der Anwalt. "AEG hätte sich niemals darauf
    eingelassen, diese Tour zu finanzieren, wenn man gewusst hätte, dass Herr Jackson jeden Abend in seinem Schlafzimmer russisches Roulette spielt."

    Die Jury muss nicht zu einer einstimmigen Entscheidung kommen. Neun der zwölf Geschworenen müssen zustimmen.

  • ..erster Tag der Jury-Beratungen...:

    ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 33m
    The rule in this courtroom regarding the buzzes:
    Die Regel im Gerichtsraum bzgl. der Sirene
    1 buzz -- question 1 XKlingel -Frage
    2 buzzes -- verdict 2 X Klingel Urteil
    3 buzzes -- emergency 3 X Klingel- Notfall

    ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 34m
    This morning the jurors buzzed once asking for a Coke. Then they had another note, asking for 8 legal pads for writing and a ruler.
    Heute Morgen klingelten die Juroren einmal fragten für eine Cola. Dann hatten sie eine weitere Notiz und baten um 8 Unterlagen zum Schreiben und ein Lineal.

    ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 36m
    Note 1:
    - 12 highlighters
    - 12 red pens
    - 12 black pens
    - video player
    - This is it documentary
    - 12 copies independent contractor agreement

    Notiz 1:
    - 12 Textmarker
    - 12 rote Stifte
    - 12 schwarze Stifte
    - Video-Player
    - This is it Dokumentarfilm
    - 12 Kopien unabhängiger Auftragnehmer- Vereinbarung

    ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 37m
    At 3:05 pm PT yesterday, jurors sent Note 1 asking:
    - 12 copies of the jury instruction
    - A large supply of post it notes

    Um 3:05 Uhr PT gestern sendeten die Juroren 1 Nachricht:
    - 12 Kopien der Jury Anweisung
    - Ein großer Vorrat von post-it notes

    ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 38m
    They chose the presiding juror yesterday and sent Note 1.
    Sie wählten den Vorsitzenden Juror gestern und schickten Nachricht 1.

    ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 39m
    Good morning from the courthouse. First full day of jury deliberations under way. The jurors started working at 9:30 am PT today.
    Guten Morgen aus dem Gerichtsgebäude. Erster vollen Tag der Jury-Beratung im Gange. Die Geschworenen begann um 9:30 Uhr PT heute


    ..noch kein Urteil... einer der Geschworenen bat um einen gerichtsfreien Tag am Montag.... daher gehen die Beratungen der Geschworenen erst am Dienstag weiter...

    ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 1h
    One of the jurors requested next Monday off. So deliberation resumes on Tuesday at 9:30 am PT.
    ABC7 Court News ‏@ABC7Courts 1h
    Jury has gone home for the day. NO VERDICT yet. They deliberated for 4 hours and a half today. Total of 6 and a half hours so far.

  • Michael Jackson trial: More about the jurors
    Friday, September 27, 2013
    Miriam Hernandez

    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial was behind closed doors on Friday conducting its first full day of deliberations.

    Jurors have 80 days of testimony to debate. Through court documents, they have disclosed their top priorities. They elected juror No. 6 as the foreperson, a married high school physical education teacher who lives in downtown Los Angeles.

    The jurors have requested two pieces of evidence: Dr. Conrad Murray's independent contractor agreement and a DVD copy of the "This is it" documentary, which portrayed Jackson during the time his family's attorneys say his health was deteriorating.

    "They're going to be looking to see what the defense has said for them to look for, is that Michael Jackson was performing very well just before his death," said legal analyst Barry Edwards.

    Jackson attorney Brian Panish urged jurors in closing arguments to dismiss the movie because it was AEG that helped produce it, showing Jackson in the best light. As for Murray's contract, it would be the centerpiece of any argument dealing with the first question on the verdict form: Did AEG Live hire Dr. Conrad Murray?

    About the foreperson, some Jackson fans have had questions about him. Two wrote a letter of complaint to the judge, which was later submitted into evidence. The fans asserted that the juror had noticeable eye contact with a female AEG lawyer. Fans interpreted it as flirting, but the judge did not.

    "The judge did nothing with regards to the complaint and I don't believe there is much importance that can be placed on that by a third party against this juror," said Edwards.

    The jurors who will decide this case are: Das sind die Juroren, die den Fall entscheiden werden.

    - Juror No. 1: A white female banker who lives in downtown Los Angeles
    - Juror Nr. 1: Eine weiße weibliche Bankerin, der in der Innenstadt von Los Angeles lebt

    - Juror No. 2: A female triage nurse
    - Juror Nr. 2 : Eine weibliche Triage Krankenschwester

    - Juror No. 3: A t-shirt print businessman from West Los Angeles
    - Juror Nr. 3: Ein T-Shirt Druck Geschäftsmann aus West Los Angeles

    - Juror No. 4: A Hispanic female customer service representative for AT&T from Whittier
    - Juror Nr. 4: Ein hispanische weibliche Kundendienstmitarbeiterin für AT & T von Whittier

    - Juror No. 5: A female software engineer for JPL from Highland Park
    - Juror Nr. 5: Eine weibliche Software-Ingenieurin für JPL von Highland Park

    - Juror No. 6: A white male high school physical education teacher
    - Juror Nr. 6: Ein weißer männl. Highschool Sportlehrer

    - Juror No. 7: A black female UCLA clinical research coordinator from Westchester
    - Juror Nr. 7: Eine schwarze Frau, UCLA klinische Forschung Koordinatorin von Westchester

    - Juror No. 8: An Asian male who works for Baxter Health Care
    - Juror Nr. 8: Ein asiatischer Mann, der für Baxter Health Care arbeitet

    - Juror No. 9: A retired civil engineer
    - Juror Nr. 9: Ein pensionierter Bauingenieur

    - Juror No. 10: A black male retired metal worker

    - Juror No. 11: A white female retired UCLA cancer researcher
    - Juror Nr. 11: Eine weiße Frau im Ruhestand UCLA Krebsforscherin

    - Juror No. 12: A male DWP employee from East Los Angeles
    - Juror Nr. 12: Ein männlicher DWP Mitarbeiter aus Ost- Los Angeles

    Edwards says it's an educated and attentive group.

    "Certainly they were taking a lot of notes and they were listening to the testimony quite clearly, and I think that's important to both sides," said Edwards

    Edwars sagt, es ist eine gebildete und aufmerksame Gruppe. "Sie haben viele Notizen gemacht und die Zeugenaussagen klar verfolgt und ich denke das ist wichtig für beide Seiten.

    The jury has Monday off. They will resume deliberations on Tuesday.


  • ...gerade bei FB sehr Interessante Artikel gefunden...

    "Kauf“ von Stars bald schon Geschichte?

    Aus strafrechtlicher Sicht ist der Tod von Michael Jackson am 25. Juni 2009 abgehakt: Jacksons Leibarzt Conrad Murray verabreichte dem medikamentensüchtigen Sänger eine Überdosis des Anästhetikums Propofol und verbüßt deshalb eine Strafe wegen fahrlässiger Tötung. Nun steht jedoch das Urteil in einem Zivilprozess an, der die Bedeutung des Schuldspruchs gegen Murray verblassen lässt.

    Michael Jacksons Mutter hatte schon im Jahr 2011 Klage gegen den letzten Konzertveranstalter des „King of Pop“, die Firma AEG Live, eingebracht. Allein der Kampf darum, ob der Prozess überhaupt stattfindet, wurde zu einer juristischen Materialschlacht - und das nicht ohne Grund: Es geht nicht nur um Schadenersatzforderungen in der Höhe von Hunderten Millionen Dollar, sondern indirekt darum, wie die Verträge von Stars künftig aussehen werden.

    Verkauft und verraten?
    Bis jetzt ist es gang und gäbe, dass Veranstalter einen Star „im Paket“ kaufen: Der Künstler verpflichtet sich zu einer bestimmten Anzahl von Konzerten und bekommt einen Fixbetrag im voraus. Das Risiko - aber auch die Chance zu weit größerem Profit - bleibt beim Veranstalter. Der Star wiederum „gehört“ während dieser Zeit de facto dem Veranstalter, bis hin zum brancheninternen Fachbegriff des „Micro Managements“: In diesen Vereinbarungen gibt es Regeln für fast jeden Bereich des Privatlebens - bis hin zu festgelegten Schlafzeiten.

    Jackson hatte einen solchen Vertrag mit AEG: Das Haus, in dem er zu seinem Lebensende wohnte, war vom Veranstalter angemietet. Sogar die Möbel waren von AEG bereitgestellt. Rund um die Uhr waren Mitarbeiter des Promoters an der Seite des Sängers und gaben ihm seinen Tagesablauf minutiös vor. Genau das könnte für AEG nun zum Bumerang werden: Wer das Leben von jemandem bis ins Detail bestimmt, müsse auch für dessen unnatürlichen Tod mitverantwortlich sein, argumentierten die Anwälte des Jackson-Clans.

    In Summe 1,3 Milliarden gefordert
    Eingebracht wurde die Klage von Katherine Jackson, der 83-jährigen Mutter des Sängers, die die Obsorge über seine drei minderjährigen Kinder Prince, Paris und Blanket hat. Sie forderte für jedes der Kinder 85 Millionen Dollar Schadenersatz wegen des erlittenen Leids und für sich selbst aus demselben Grund 35 Millionen. Macht in Summe 290 Millionen Dollar (215 Mio. Euro). Das ist jedoch nichts im Vergleich zur separaten Forderung nach Ersatz von entgangenen Einkünften, die bei ungefähr einer Milliarde Dollar angesetzt wurde.

    Die Größe der Schadenssumme führt gemäß US-Recht dazu, dass der Zivilprozess vor einer Geschworenenjury verhandelt wird, bei der neun von zwölf Stimmen für einen Schuldspruch reichen. Bewusst spielte der Jackson-Clan in dem Prozess deshalb mit Gefühlen und schilderte in emotionalen Zeugenaussagen, wie AEG den Star unter Druck gesetzt habe - mit dessen gesamtem Vermögen, darunter die Rechte an all seinen eigenen Aufnahmen als Besicherung für die Tourpläne.

    Stars müssen umlernen auf Eigenverantwortung
    „Jeder Anwalt“ aus der Branche warte gespannt auf das Urteil, sagte Uniprofessor John Nockleby gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters: „Jeder in der Unterhaltungsindustrie hat persönliche Assistenten, und das umfasst auch medizinische Betreuung.“ Kollegin Jody Armour pflichtet bei: „Die gesamte Industrie“ sehe sich „sehr genau an, wie sich das entwickelt“ - möglicherweise hin zu einem „abschreckenden Effekt“ darauf, „wie aggressiv Firmen ihre Entertainer dazu drängen, ihren vertraglichen Verpflichtungen nachzukommen“.

    Die bekannte Promi-Vermarkterin und Buchautorin Jo Piazza sieht schon jetzt wegen des Rechtsstreits einen „Umdenkprozess“ in der Industrie. Immerhin gehe es um „Millionen und Milliarden von Dollar“. Die noch vorherrschenden „gigantischen Multi-Millionen-Dollar-Vorauszahlungen“ würden sich in Zukunft wohl zu einem „Gewinnbeteiligungsmodell“ hinentwickeln. Künftig würden Stars „mehr Verantwortung“ tragen müssen und „genau so viel Geld machen, wie ihre Vorstellung wert ist“, glaubt Piazza.



  • ...in vielen Punkten treffender Kommentar..

    And, We Wait for Another Jury To Decide

    Und wir warten auf eine andere Jury wegen der Entscheidung

    29 Sep
    Die Schlussplädoyers im AEG Live- Prozess wurden abgeschlossen letzte Woche und der Fall wurde nun der Jury vorgelegt. Die Jury musste 5 lange Monate die Zeugnisse in einem Prozess verfolgen , deren Hauptzweck es ist zu bestimmen, wer Conrad Murray anstellte, der Mann, jetzt verurteilter Verbrecher, der verantwortlich ist für die fahrlässige Tötung von Michael Jackson.
    Kein Urteil in diesem Prozess kann an der Tatsache ändern , dass Conrad Murray 17 Grundsätze der richtigen Pflege seines Patienten verletzt hat . Der AEG -Prozess machte dies mehr als deutlich. Murrays unsachgemäße Behandlung seines "verzweifelt nach Schlaf" Patienten gegen schwere Schlaflosigkeit und seine zwei Monate lange Vergiftung mit einem Medikament , Propofol , für das er keine Ausbildung hatte es zu geben und es ohne die richtige Ausrüstung tat . Er verabreichte das Medikament , ging weg von seinen Patienten ans Telefon um mit seiner Stripper-Freundin zu reden, versäumt dem Notdienstpersonal zu helfen , während er sein Verbrechen abdeckte und die Notaufnahme -Mitarbeiter belog über das, was er getan hatte. Murrays einziger Patient starb in seiner fahrlässigen Pflege. Murray, soll aus dem Gefängnis Ende Oktober entlassen werden und hat nicht angemessen für sein Verbrechen bezahlt . Katherine Jackson verweigerte eine Restitution gegen Murray zu suchen , so dass es ihm jetzt frei steht steht von seinem Verbrechen in Bücher und in Tabloid- Talkshows zu profitieren.

    Zeugnis bei diesen Prozess hat deutlich gemacht, dass Michael Jackson, das Opfer war vor Gericht zum dritten Mal . Die Richterin, die den Vorsitz über einen Zirkus hatte, die alle und jede Art der Befragung erlaubte und so die die Offenbarung der Privatsphäre von Michael Jackson für die Öffentlichkeit ermöglichte .

    Wenn AEG gewinnt , bedeutet dies, dass sie Murray nicht anstellten oder überwachten und das sie keine Verantwortung tragen für seine medizinische Inkompetenz , die direkt zu Jacksons Tod geführt hat .
    Wenn Katherine Jackson gewinnt , bedeutet dies, das AEG Murray angestellt und betreut hat , der dann in der Unternehmensumgebung in einem Loyalitätskonflikt gefangen war, die die Inkompetenz förderte , die dann zu Jacksons Tod führte.
    In jedem Fall hörte die Jury Zeugenaussagen über Michael Jacksons Verhalten im Laufe der Jahre in Bezug auf seine Verwendung von verschreibungspflichtigen Medikamenten - einschließlich tapferer Versuche sich von ihnen für gut zu trennen. Einige dieser Zeugen sprachen von Wissen aus erster Hand , weil sie Ärzte waren, die Jackson behandelten und andere sprachen von einer engen Perspektive wie Debbie Rowe.

    Der Prozess half Michaels Erbe in mancher Hinsicht . Er brachte viel Licht auf die Tatsache, dass er ein ausgezeichneter Vater war . Nicht ein Zeuge bestritt das oder sagte das Gegenteil. Es zeigte sich , dass er ein sehr spiritueller Mensch zu sein schien. Wenn man eine Arzt fragten über was sie darüber gesprochen haben , sagte er , die Bibel . Fast jeder der Zeugen sprach sehr hoch von Michael , auch die Ärzte, die fühlten, dass er zu viel Medikamente nahm . Sie alle liebten ihn sehr. Es hat ihn sehr menschlich gemacht und hat vielleicht den Fokus weg von den vorherigen negativen Wahrnehmungen genommen. Die meisten der Berichterstatter hatten eine gewisse Menge an Verständnis und hielt sich an die Fakten . Anthony McCartney von AP , Alan Duke von CNN, ABC und LA-Lokal waren in der Regel fair und sachlich in ihrer Berichterstattung . Es gab einige, die ins alte Negative zurückkehrten , aber erstaunlich wenige . Wir wussten nicht , vor diesem Prozess , wie viel Schmerz in Michael war und hoffentlich gibt es ein besseres Verständnis von dem, was er ertragen musste . Denkend an die Jury - vor dem Prozess und danach - sie haben wahrscheinlich eine enorm andere Meinung von Michael. Dass er jemand war der mit Schmerz lebte und diesen zu bewältigen hatte, der Menschen sehr liebte , eine äußerst großzügige und fürsorgliche Person war , und eine Vaterfigur für viele . Wir hoffen, dass die Öffentlichkeit über dies hört und zuhören wird..

    Für diejenigen, die hofften die "Wahrheit" in diesem Porzess zu entdecken, war dies wohl nicht der Fall. Es gab zu viele wichtige Zeugen , die entweder " nicht verfügbar" waren oder nicht aufgefordert wurden, weil das, was sie zu bieten hatten, nicht die Agenda der beiden Seiten in diesem Fall fütterte. Der Prozess war mehr bemerkenswert für die Zuegen, die nicht aufgerufen wurden , als für die die aufgerufen wurden, um auszusagen. Die meisten Zeugen waren hoch bezahlte " Experten", die verwendet wurden, um eine bestimmte Agenda im Fall zu fördern. In einem Zivilprozess geht es um Geld zu ... Ersuch bezahlt zu werden vs Ersuch nicht zu zahlen . Die AEG -Strategie " Beschuldige das Opfer" ist sehr hässlich . Das Zuweisen von Schuld an Michael von den Klägerseite ist ebenfalls auch eine hässliche Konzession, um zu versuchen, den Fall zu gewinnen .

    Am Ende liegt es an der Jury zu entscheiden . Was auch immer das Urteil ist, all dieses Zeugnis ist in den -Akten um diskutiert zu werden, das darüber geschrieben wird und in alle Richtungen gewirbelt wird . Es wird Wasser auf die eng ausgerichteten Geister sein, die die Welt sehen in schwarz / weiß, und die ständig einfache Antworten für alles bieten ", Michael Jackson war ein erwachsener Mann , der gewählt hat Drogen zu nehmen , und der als Folge starb . "Period . Ende der Geschichte ... für sie.

    Es gibt wirklich keinen Sieger hier ... nur Verlierer ... Michael Jackson und seine Kinder.

  • ..:bla..ach nee...


    If Katherine Jackson wins her lawsuit against AEG ... the BIG winner isn't really Katherine or Michael's 3 kids ... more likely it's Jermaine Jackson, along with Tito, Randy and Marlon.We got Jermaine out in Calabasas yesterday ... and we asked if Katherine provided for him in her will, but he dodged the question. Here's the significance. Katherine is suing for $10 BILLION. If the jury awards her a substantial amount of money, it would almost certainly go to her kids when she dies, and here's Why -- Michael's children won't need the money for two reasons. First, the 3 kids are also suing, so any judgment would probably be more than enough for them to live off of. Also, when Katherine dies, they'll pretty much get the vast fortune that has been accumulated in the MJ Estate. The logical people who would get Katherine's money would be hubby Joe and their kids. Katherine has been sparing in terms of what she gives Joe -- they don't live together anymore, so her kids would almost certainly be the primary beneficiaries of what she leaves behind.As for the kids -- Janet is doing just fine, and we're told La Toya is also sitting pretty in the finance department. So the boys would benefit the most.

  • naja, nix neues. und dass ihre eigenen kids VOR den enkeln erbberechtigt sind, ist ja nun bekannt.
    normales erbrecht, wenn nichts gesondert verfügt wird. haben wir sowieso so erwartet.
    so what.
    gewissermaßen eine meldung ohne inhalt :P

  • :hö *kopfkratz*..watt denn nu..:verwirrt

    Katherine Jackson’s Wrongful Death Appeal Against AEG Inc. Dismissed– Exclusive

    An appeal filed by Michael Jackson‘s mother, Katherine Jackson, in connection with the wrongful death case against AEG Inc has been dismissed, RumorFix is reporting.

    In court documents obtained by RumorFix from the Second Appellate District Court for California, they state the appeal is dismissed and parties must bear their own court costs.

    Michael’s mom and his children sued AEG Inc. and its subsidiary AEG Live, in September 2010, but Katherine’s attorney Kevin Boyle, tells RumorFix that AEG Inc was removed from the lawsuit when it was determined that AEG Live had the contract with Michael’s physician Dr. Conrad Murray.

    “The decision to dismiss the appeal against AEG Inc. is of no legal significance in the main case against AEG Live,” Boyle said.

    Katherine and Michael’s three children filed the appeal in November — a month after a jury ruled the concert promoter was not responsible for the 2009 death of the King of Pop.

    The jury stated AEG was not wrong for hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, who was sent to prison in 2011 after being convicted for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.

    Murray is out of prison now and is trying to get his medical license back. Boyle reiterates the AEG Live appeal is still very much in tact.


  • Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay more than $800,000
    in trial costs after failed lawsuit

    By ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted
    in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday.

    Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos issued the tentative ruling calling on the Jackson family matriarch to pay AEG Live LLC after
    it won the case.

    The five-month trial ended in October with a jury determining that AEG Live did not negligently hire the doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death in 2009 as he prepared for a comeback tour.

    The ruling is expected to be finalized after AEG Live submits an amended list of its costs for items such as court filing fees, court
    reporters and travel. Attorneys for the company and Katherine Jackson agreed not to argue Palazuelos' tentative ruling, but it might
    be appealed.

    Katherine Jackson's attorney Kevin Boyle said a decision on appealing the order would be made after reviewing its final language.
    The verdict and rulings in the case are currently being appealed.

    AEG Live initially sought more than $1.2 million to cover its costs. Katherine Jackson's lawyers claimed only about a quarter of that
    amount was justified.

    AEG Live attorney Marvin Putnam said the court did the right thing "by ordering Katherine Jackson to pay nearly $1 million spent in
    having to defend a matter that she should have never brought in the first place."

    A motion filed by her lawyers last week stated that the costs would be borne by her and the singer's three children, all of whom are supported by his estate.

    The estate has earned hundreds of millions of dollars since the singer's death and paid off his debts. It also covers schooling, housing
    and other costs for his children and mother.

    Jackson died in June 2009 after receiving an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, which former cardiologist Conrad Murray was giving
    the superstar as a sleep aid during preparations for his planned "This Is It" shows. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.


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