AEG Draft Deal Clouded Jackson Doc's Judgment, Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (June 24, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT) -- AEG Live LLC, on trial for allegedly negligently hiring and supervising the physician convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death, created a conflict of interest between the entertainer and his physician by drafting an at-will contract making the doctor answerable to the concert promoter, an ethics expert told jurors Monday.

Dr. Gordon O. Matheson, a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine testifying on behalf of the plaintiffs, said AEG Live's promise to pay Dr. Conrad Murray $150,000 per month — plus the fact Murray was facing...
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