AEG Not Liable In Michael Jackson Death

Source: Jeff Gottlieb, Ruben Vives, Victoria Kim / Los Angeles Times

The jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death case found that AEG Live hired Conrad Murray, the doctor who gave the pop star a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol.

But they determined that Murray was not unfit, which means AEG is not liable in Jackson’s death and will not have to pay hundreds of millions in compensation to the family.

They reached the verdict after about five months of testimony and three days of deliberations.

Jackson’s mother and three children brought the lawsuit, saying AEG Live hired and supervised Conrad Murray, the Las Vegas doctor who gave the singer a fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic while he was rehearsing for 50 sold-out concerts in London, with a possible world tour to follow.

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