Take Two for June 12, 2013

The latest in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit

Jackson-AEG Suit-Glance

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In this Nov. 7, 2011 file photo, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson leaves the Criminal Justice Center. During the 2013 negligent hiring trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live, Jackson's mother wants a jury to determine that the promoter of Jackson's planned comeback concerts didn't properly investigate Murray, who a criminal jury convicted of involuntary manslaughter for Jackson's June 2009 death.

Testimony continues this week in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit. Jackson's mother and children are suing AEG, the concert promoter responsible for the London leg of the singer's "This is It" tour.

They allege that AEG paid Dr. Conrad Murray, currently serving time for involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death, and that Murray served the best interests of the promoters, not his patient. 

AEG says they only paid Murray through advances, and that Jackson was responsible for hiring Murray.  LA Times senior writer Jeff Gottlieb has been following this case closely, and he joins the show with more. 
 


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