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Jackson family file appeal in AEG case

By | Published on Thursday 14 November 2013

Katherine Jackson

Presumably aware that the Jacksons v AEG Live timeline on the CMU website has ground to a halt, Katherine Jackson yesterday filed an appeal over the ruling in the long running legal battle between the pop family and the live entertainment giant, over its liability – or not, in the eyes of the courts so far – for the 2009 death of Michael Jackson.

As much previously reported, the Jackson family claimed that AEG, as promoter of their most famous son’s ill-fated ‘This Is It’ show, should be held liable for the late king of pop’s demise, because it employed Conrad Murray, the medic jailed for causing the singer’s death through negligent treatment. But after a long trial the jury hearing the case decided that, while AEG did hire Murray, because he was a licensed doctor it was reasonable for the live firm to assume that he would provide safe and proper healthcare.

But the Jacksons think the jury got it wrong – obviously – and are now embarking on an appeal. Confirming that fact, Mrs Jackson’s attorney Brian Panish is quoted by RadarOnline as saying: “She isn’t throwing in the towel. We can’t give up until we gather all the information. Today is another chapter”.

So the case, I guess, continues.