New Trial Denied In Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 14, 2014, 4:02 PM EST) -- A California state judge on Monday rejected a request from Michael Jackson’s family for a new trial to determine if concert promoter AEG Live LLC was liable for his death by negligently employing the doctor who gave the music icon a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol.

Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos ruled that her jury instructions were not confusing and accurately represented California law covering negligence. Jackson’s mother and three children argued that one of the jury questions, asking if Dr. Conrad Murray was “unfit...
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