Michael’s mother Katherine Jackson, has filed an appeal challenging the ruling in her wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live executives.
Last month (Oct13), a 12-person jury decided that although the concert promoters had hired Dr. Conrad Murray to serve as the singer’s personal physician, ahead of his doomed ‘This Is It’ gigs, they were not liable for damages following the King of Pop’s death, as the medic was ruled not “unfit or incompetent to perform the work for which he was hired.”
As a result AEG Live bosses avoided a multi-million compensation pay-out to Katherine Jackson and Michael’s three children, who claimed the promoters acted negligently by hiring Murray.
At the time, Katherine insisted she had no regrets about taking on AEG Live in court, and even met with jurors to discuss their decision as she weighed up her options for an appeal.
Now she has pressed ahead with the case by lodging legal papers in a Los Angeles court a bid to overturn the verdict, reports TMZ.com.
Michael died after receiving a fatal dose of the anaesthetic Propofol as he prepared for his gruelling ‘This Is It’ shows.
Murray was released from jail earlier this month on November 13th after serving time for administering the drug.
Source: contactmusic.com & MJWN