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Jackson Family Suit Survives Dismissal Bid

Law360 (February 3, 2011, 4:30 PM EST) -- A California judge has ruled that Michael Jackson’s mother can proceed with a suit accusing entertainment powerhouse AEG Live LLC of negligent hiring, breach of contract and other claims in connection with the pop icon’s death.

Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos of the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles, on Wednesday denied a demurrer filed by AEG, ruling that Katrina Jackson’s suit would remain largely intact in light of AEG’s dismissal bid, according to an attorney for the plaintiff.

The judge’s order, which is tentative until the...
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