Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, has been ordered by Judge Yvette Palazuelos to answer more questions about her lawsuit accusing AEG Live of negligently hiring Conrad Murray to care for Michael.
AEG Live have also been allowed to continue taking Mrs Jackson’s deposition, which began last week, but is still incomplete.
She had filed the suit in September 2010, on behalf of herself and Michael’s three children.
The complaint also alleges AEG Live is responsible for the medical decisions made by Murray, who has been convicted of Michael’s involuntary manslaughter.
AEG Live attorney, Marvin Putnam, said he was pleased with the ruling because the judge ordered everything the defense wanted except for monetary sanctions covering the cost of bringing the motion. He said Katherine Jackson’s lawyers cannot make “heinous” allegations in a lawsuit, then refuse to show proof. Putnam has called the lawsuit a “shakedown” of AEG Live.