Michael Jackson's Family: NOT HAPPY With Wrongful Death Verdict

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Michael Jackson's family is disappointed. What transpired in court Wednesday, when a jury found that AEG Live was not liable for his death, is beyond them.

"We think this was a very important case to bring for a lot of reasons," Kevin Boyle, a lawyer for Katherine Jackson, told reporters after the verdict.

"We think what we've done with this case is proved some things that are important for the Jackson family, for the concert industry and the sports industry."

"With regard to treatment by doctors," Boyle said, the family proved its point, however. "We, of course, are not happy with the result as it stands now."

"We will be exploring all options legally and factually," he added.

A jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial decided that AEG Live was not responsible for Jackson's 2009 death of acute propofol intoxication.

Despite having hired the man who administered the fatal dose, Dr. Conrad Murray, AEG won and the family's quest for billions in damages was denied.

If the jury had been asked to determine what was "ethical" and what wasn't when it came to Jackson's final days, the verdict may have been different.

But they weren't, so the six men and six women who listened to five months of testimony found that the concert promoter was not criminally negligent.

"This was a difficult decision for us to make. It wasn't easy for anyone," jury foreman Gregg Barden told reporters outside the courthouse after the verdict.

"Conrad Murray was hired to be a general practitioner," he said, explaining the decision. "We thought he was competent to be a general practitioner."

"That doesn't mean we thought [Murray] was ethical. If the word 'ethical' was involved in the question, then there might have been a different outcome."

Juror No. 9, Kevin Smith, said it was evident that AEG, despite having hired Murray to care for Jackson, "had no idea what was going on behind closed doors."

"If they knew, it would have made a world of difference," he said.

"All along we saw the same pattern, that no one could go upstairs. How could AEG do anything about it if they didn't know what was going on?"

"No one could say no to Michael Jackson or they would have been out."

AEG Live VP Shawn Trell was "very pleased with the result" and attorney Marvin Putnam said they never considered trying to settle out of court.

"There was never, ever, ever any chance AEG would ever consider settling this matter because that would have been wrong...No one wins here," he added.

"But the unfortunate tragedy wasn't of AEG's making."

Do you agree? Tell us: Was justice served?

 

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i knewoo the Jacksons would lose the case against AEG in Los Angeles because the city of Los Angeles is in bed with Aeg and all the money Aeg "donates" to the city .The trial should have been moved away from Los Angeles right from the start. How can a company pay to medic someone and not pay when the patient dies thru gross neglience?Only in the city of Los Angeles can this happen.It was AEG that was paying for the medical services because as they admitted themselves Michael Jackson was broke and we all know Michael Jackson died in and at their hands.There needs to be a retrial and it needs to done away from Los Angeles.

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Michaelle Jackson wanted to be a white woman. He was sick and he died. Poor lady...

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hahaha now those lazy jackson brothers will actually have to go out and get a real job like the rest of us, instead of living off michael. they are all a bunch of losers. i can see why michael excluded all of them from his will.

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@ SoReal

I agree. To be honest, I am glad the Jacksons lost. They were in it for the money.Thousands of ppl lose loved ones to drugs and don't try and get billions of dollars. The Jacksons should be no exception.

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hahahahahaha, jermaine was already owner of Bora Bora?

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@ abe

hahaha now those lazy jackson brothers will actually have to go out and get a real job like the rest of us, instead of living off michael. they are all a bunch of losers. i can see why michael excluded all of them from his will.