Jury Reaches Verdict In Michael Jackson Wrongful-Death Case

Source: Jeff Gottlieb / Los Angeles Times

After about three days of deliberations, jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death case have reached a verdict in the lawsuit brought by Jackson’s family against one of the nation’s largest concert promoters.

The verdict will be read at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Jurors were deciding whether entertainment giant AEG hired Dr. Conrad Murray, the Las Vegas physician who administered a fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic to Jackson while the entertainer was in rehearsals for a planned comeback tour in 2009.

The 12-person jury was also deciding whether Jackson’s mother and three children should be awarded economic and personal damages. An expert for the family testified that economic damages should be more than $1 billion. The attorneys said each of the Jackson children should be awarded $85 million in personal damages.

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