Los Angeles: Millions, and possibly billions, of dollars are at stake in a civil trial starting on Tuesday over allegations from Michael Jackson's mother that the company promoting his comeback failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted in his death.
Katherine Jackson, her son Randy and daughter Rebbie came to court as attorneys prepared to deliver opening statements. Outside the courthouse, a large contingent of news media awaited developments. Two people won a lottery for the only seats in the tiny courtroom that were available to the general public.
Jurors will listen to remarks from attorneys who hope to frame the issues before testimony begins in the months-long trial. Lawyers for concert giant AEG Live contend the company did nothing wrong and could not have foreseen the circumstances that led to Jackson's death in June 2009 at age 50.
The case will focus on the last few months of Jackson's life and his overall health and financial history. Jurors will also hear evidence throughout the case about Conrad Murray, the former cardiologist convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter after giving Jackson doses of the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid....more
07:15 PM, Apr 30, 2013
New Delhi: Michael Jackson's physician, Doctor Conrad Murray on Tuesday was sentenced to four years in jail. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for having given Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol on the June 25, 2009 to help him fight chronic insomnia. The Prosecutors also want Murray to pay more than $100 million to compensate the Jackson family for the star's loss of earnings from his comeback...
11:44 PM, Nov 29, 2011
New Delhi: Michael Jackson's physician, Doctor Conrad Murray will be sentenced on Tuesday. Murray is facing up to four years of imprisonment. He was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for having given Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol on the June 25, 2009 to help him fight chronic insomnia. The Prosecutors, have asked for the maximum jail term for Dr Murray. They also want Murray to pay more than...
07:10 AM, Nov 29, 2011