Thursday, October 3, 2013
As I have previously discussed, A.E.G. Live has been accused of being responsible for Michael Jackson's death. After a five-month trial in California, the jury found the concert promoter not responsible for Jackson's death. The case turned on some contractual agreements and the competence of cardiologist Dr. Conrad Murry. Members of the jury spent over 13 hours debating the merits of the case. Ultimately, the jury rejected the notion that the doctor was not competent. A not liable verdict will save A.E.G. from paying out up to$1.5 billion dollars, the amount that Jackson's children were seeking in the wrongful death action.
See Ben Sisario, Jury Clears Promoter in Death of Michael Jackson, New York Times, Oct. 2, 2013.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.