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Katherine Jackson’s bid to take the concert promoters back to court for her son Michael’s comeback concert has come to a halt. The 2nd District Court of Appeal in California agreed with a jury’s decision that concert promoter AEG was not responsible for the King of Pop’s death and denied a motion for Katherine’s request for a new trial. The Associated Press is reporting the court upheld the rulings by a trial judge regarding AEG, where the suit claimed they acted irresponsibly by hiring Conrad Murray as Jackson’s doctor who gave him a fatal overdose of propofol. In June 2009, Jackson died under Murray’s care while he was preparing for his “This Is It” concert.

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Katherine along with Michael’s children, Prince, Paris and Blanket sued AEG accused its executives participated in excessive control over Murray and, failed in thoroughly performing an investigation on his background before he was hired. In 2013, a jury heard five months of testimony surrounding the case before they ruled in AEG’s favor. Earlier on in the case, Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos dismissed it but the court wasn’t able to find a basis to do so. It found Murray was an independent contractor of AEG and not a full time employee of the company. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death on Nov. 7, 2011 where he was sentenced to four years in prison. On Oct. 28, 2013 he was released due to overcrowding in a California prison and for good behavior. He has since lost his license to practice medicine in three states.


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