An appeals court has denied Michael’s family its latest attempt to reverse a jury’s decision that cleared concert promoter AEG Live of negligence in his death.
Judge Yvette Palazuelos, who presided over the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial last year issued a final rejection of the Jacksons’ request for a new trial.
A judge has issued a tentative ruling against granting a new trial, in a case filed by Michael’s mother, claiming AEG Live was financially liable for his death.
Four jurors in the Jackson versus AEG Live lawsuit for wrongful death, said they feel cheated by the outcome, which they blame on a misleading verdict form.
Michael’s mother Katherine is seeking a retrial against tour promoters AEG Live, who were found not liable over the pop icon’s 2009 death, court documents show.
Randy Phillips who was a witness in Katherine’s lawsuit against the company is no longer CEO at AEG Live. It’s not clear if he resigned, or if he was dismissed.
Michael’s mother Katherine Jackson has filed an appeal challenging the ruling in her wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live executives re: Murray’s competency.
The lawsuit filed by Katherine Jackson hinged on the jury’s interpretation of one question on the verdict form, which asked if Murray was unfit, or incompetent.
Katherine’s lawyer Brian Panish, has spoken of her disappointment at the jury’s verdict in her case against AEG Live, and insists the case will not end there!!!
The Los Angeles jury decided Wednesday, that AEG Live hired Dr. Conrad Murray, but also concluded that the concert promoter was not liable for Michael’s death!!