1. Michael Jackson's Mother Should Pay Court Costs, Judge Says

    April 15, 2014 2:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos issue ...

  2. Michael Jackson's Mother Told To Pay AEG's Court Costs

    April 15, 2014 2:41 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos iss ...

  3. Judges Rejects New Trial Bid in Michael Jackson Case

    January 13, 2014 7:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer's mother attempted to bring new trial in negligience case A judge has refused to grant a new trial in a lawsuit by Michael Jackson's mother against the promoter of his ill-fated comeback concerts. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yv ...

  4. Judge Tentatively Rules Against Granting New Michael Jackson Negligience Trial

    January 03, 2014 7:32 PM EST A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson, claiming a concert promoter was financially liable for the singer's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yve ...

  5. Judge Tentatively Rules Against Granting New Michael Jackson Negligience Trial

    January 03, 2014 7:32 PM EST A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson, claiming a concert promoter was financially liable for the singer's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yve ...

  6. Michael Jackson Company: Singer Fit to Perform Before Death

    January 02, 2014 2:18 PM EST The late singer's company demands that insurers be held to a $17.5 million "accident" policy issued before the "This Is It" concert tour. This one puts the handlers for the Jackson estate on the same side as AEG Live. Toge ...

  7. Michael Jackson's Family Files Paperwork for New Trial in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    December 04, 2013 8:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite a jury ruling that AEG had no part in the singer's death in 2009, the family of Michael Jackson will pursue a new trial in its wrongful death lawsuit. According to Rolling Stone , attorneys for Katherine Jackson and Jackson's three ...

  8. Morning Fix: SFX's IPO Filing Puts Market Value at $1.1B; How the Michael Jackson-AEG Verdict Could Change the Business; Internet Radio Goes Mainstream

    September 27, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE SFX SETS TERMS FOR IPO, PROPOSED MARKET VALUE PUTS COMPANY AT $1.1 BILLION SFX Entertainment, the electronic dance music promotions company founded in 2011, filed details yesterday with the Securi ...

  9. Michael Jackson ‘Was Playing Russian Roulette’ With Drugs, Lawyer Tells Jurors

    September 26, 2013 12:17 AM EDT Michael Jackson died because of his own bad choices involving the drug that killed him and the doctor who provided it, not because of anything done by AEG Live, a lawyer for the producer of Jackson's comeback concerts told jurors Wednesday. D ...

  10. Michael Jackson ‘Was Playing Russian Roulette’ With Drugs, Lawyer Tells Jurors

    September 26, 2013 12:17 AM EDT Michael Jackson died because of his own bad choices involving the drug that killed him and the doctor who provided it, not because of anything done by AEG Live, a lawyer for the producer of Jackson's comeback concerts told jurors Wednesday. ...

  11. AEG Lawyer Delivers Closing Argument in Jackson Wrongful Death Trial

    September 25, 2013 3:00 PM EDT A lawyer for the producer of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" concerts has told a Los Angeles jury Jackson died because of his own bad choices, not because of anything AEG Live did. Attorney Marvin Putnam began delivering his final ...

  12. Michael Jackson-AEG Trial Reaches Closing Arguments

    September 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT A lawyer for Michael Jackson's family on Tuesday portrayed concert promoter AEG Live LLC and Jackson's doctor as mercenaries who sacrificed the pop star's life in a quest to boost their own fortunes. Attorney Brian Panish made the c ...

  13. Michael Jackson-AEG Trial Reaches Closing Arguments

    September 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT A lawyer for Michael Jackson's family on Tuesday portrayed concert promoter AEG Live LLC and Jackson's doctor as mercenaries who sacrificed the pop star's life in a quest to boost their own fortunes. Attorney Brian Panish made the ...

  14. AEG Live Wraps Its Defense In Civil Trial Over Michael Jackson’s Death

    September 18, 2013 10:17 PM EDT Lawyers for concert promoter AEG Live LLC rested their defense Wednesday with testimony from a longtime friend and doctor of Michael Jackson in the negligence case filed by Jackson’s mother over his death. The trial is in its 21st week and jurors ...

  15. AEG Live Wraps Its Defense In Civil Trial Over Michael Jackson’s Death

    September 18, 2013 10:17 PM EDT Lawyers for concert promoter AEG Live LLC rested their defense Wednesday with testimony from a longtime friend and doctor of Michael Jackson in the negligence case filed by Jackson’s mother over his death. The trial is in its 21st week and juror ...

  16. Jurors Get Glimpse Behind the Curtain of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Sessions

    August 12, 2013 12:39 AM EDT Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, "This Is It." Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehea ...

  17. Michael Jackson's Drugs History Scrutinized in Court

    July 26, 2013 12:01 AM EDT Michael Jackson had a high tolerance for certain drugs and wasn't always forthcoming with his medical history, a nurse anesthetist who treated the singer testified Thursday. Witness David Fournier told jurors he had worked with Jackson for a ...

  18. Sneaky Photo Earns Spectator a Ban From Michael Jackson Court Case

    July 25, 2013 12:33 AM EDT A spectator attending the civil trial over Michael Jackson's death was banned Wednesday by a judge after he snapped a photo in a courthouse hallway that included jurors hearing the case. Earlier on Wednesday, jurors watched the videotaped tes ...

  19. Michael Jackson's Mother Tearfully Concludes Testimony in AEG Wrongful Death Suit

    July 23, 2013 8:45 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The promoters of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts watched the singer waste away and should have reached out to his family for help, the superstar's mother tearfully told a jury on Monday. Clutching a ti ...

  20. Katherine Jackson Testifies in AEG Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    July 19, 2013 6:08 PM EDT LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's mother tearfully described finding out about her son's death Friday and said she expressed concerns about his comeback concert schedule to the promoters of the tour. Katherine Jackson said she called the ...

  21. Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Tour Would Have Gone Global, Court Told

    July 17, 2013 11:49 PM EDT Documents displayed for a jury Wednesday showed the promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts had contemplated a worldwide tour for the entertainer in the year before his death. The documents prepared by AEG Live LLC envisi ...

  22. AEG Live Planned a Massive Michael Jackson World Tour, Documents Reveal

    July 17, 2013 11:37 PM EDT Documents displayed for a jury Wednesday showed the promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts had contemplated a worldwide tour for the entertainer in the year before his death. The documents prepared by AEG Live LLC envisi ...

  23. Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit Against AEG: Experts Dominate Week 10

    July 07, 2013 10:33 AM EDT A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead: THE CASE Jackson's mo ...

  24. Michael Jackson's Health Deteriorated from Sleep Deprivation, Expert tells Court

    June 24, 2013 2:35 AM EDT Michael Jackson's inability to learn new dance moves and remember the lyrics to his songs were symptoms that the singer was totally sleep deprived by the time of his death, a sleep expert told a jury Friday. Charles Czeisler said reports by ...

  25. AEG Live Boss Says Info on Michael Jackson's Health was Conflicting, Tears-Up Recalling His Death

    June 14, 2013 4:27 AM EDT The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts testified Thursday that he received conflicting and confusing information about the singer's health days before his death. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips said h ...

  26. AEG Live Chief Tells Court Michael Jackson ‘Had Control Of His Life’

    June 13, 2013 2:46 AM EDT The head of AEG Live LLC told jurors Wednesday that he knew Michael Jackson as a sophisticated, forceful businessman and not the drugged-up performer who's been described throughout an ongoing civil trial filed over the singer's untimely ...

  27. Michael Jackson Lawsuit Is Extortion Attempt, AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips says

    June 04, 2013 9:44 PM EDT The head of AEG Live told a jury on Monday that he believes a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against the concert promotion company was a baseless extortion attempt. CEO Randy Phillips also said the company bears no responsibility ...

  28. Emails Reflect AEG's Execs' Concern On Michael Jackson's Health, Court Told

    May 30, 2013 5:13 AM EDT Jurors hearing a lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live LLC have been shown emails in which top company executives expressed fears about Michael Jackson's health and the amount of time they had to get the singer prepared for his ill-fated ser ...

  29. Michael Jackson's Doctor Unqualified In Many Areas, Expert Says

    May 07, 2013 10:04 PM EDT Michael Jackson's doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction and botched resuscitation efforts, an expert cardiologist testifying for the singer's mother told a jury on Tuesday. Dr. Daniel Wohlgelernter ...

  30. Michael Jackson Refused Help for Painkillers

    May 03, 2013 9:10 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother sat in court Thursday as a police detective testified that she told him the family had tried drug interventions for the singer, believing he was addicted to painkillers. But Detective Orlando Martinez said Katherine J ...

  31. Michael Jackson's Struggle With Drugs Detailed on Opening Day of Civil Trial

    April 29, 2013 10:00 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's struggle against drug addiction was put on display Monday during opening statements at his mother's wrongful death case against concert promoter AEG Live. Competing portraits of Jackson emerged dur ...

  32. AEG Attorney Fires Back Over Michael Jackson Emails: 'Nobody Is Telling the Story Properly'

    September 11, 2012 5:24 PM EDT A series of controversial leaked e-mails related to Michael Jackson's doomed "This Is It" residency in London -- involving promoter AEG Live president Randy Phillips, Concerts West co-president Paul Gongaware, and "This Is It&q ...

  33. Michael Jackson Nephew Named Children's Co-Guardian

    August 22, 2012 8:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 A judge appointed Michael Jackson 's nephew on Wednesday to share guardianship responsibilities for the singer's three children, but not without a last-minute effort by some relatives to delay the decision. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Be ...

  34. Michael Jackson Estate's Copyrights Violated By Website, Says Judge

    August 10, 2012 5:08 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that a businessman working with Michael Jackson's mother has violated copyrights owned by the singer's estate and should be blocked from future uses of the work. U.S. District Judge Dean P ...

  35. Katherine Jackson: I Didn't Know I Was 'Missing'

    August 02, 2012 5:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The mystery of Michael Jackson 's mother's disappearance was clarified Thursday with the release of court papers that said she was kept from communicating with outsiders while at a resort and was unaware she had been reported missing. Kath ...

  36. Deal Struck for Care of Jackson Children

    July 27, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Attorney: Katherine Jackson and TJ Jackson Will Share Guardianship... Judge Orders Investigation A judge on Friday ordered an investigation into the well-being of Michael Jackson's children and a lawyer for the family matriarch said she will mo ...

  37. Katherine Jackson Returns, but Kids Left 'Angry and Hurt' by Ordeal

    July 26, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katherine Jackson is back home, reuniting with Michael Jackson 's children after a judge temporarily took away her guardianship because of her days-long absence from them. Paris Jackson tweeted early Thursday morning: "grandma's here! ...

  38. Tito Jackson's Son Appointed Temporary Guardian of Michael Jackson's Children

    July 25, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A judge appointed Tito Jackson's son Wednesday to serve as the temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's children after hearing about the absence of the family's matriarch and details of the family's recent turmoil. Superior Court ...

  39. Alleged Battery at Jackson Home Exposes Family Tension

    July 24, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Something is really off," says Paris Jackson, who hasn't spoken to her grandmother in 8 days Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were summoned to the home of Michael Jackson 's mother Monday on reports of a fight involvin ...

  40. Katherine Jackson Not Missing, Says Son

    July 23, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson and guardian of his three children, is safe and with a family member in Arizona, authorities said late Sunday, one day after another relative reported her missing. Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Ma ...

  41. Backbeat: BET Host Music Matters Showcase With Leah Labelle, Stevie Wonder, Rob Light, More

    July 05, 2012 12:56 PM EDT (L-R): BET's Kelly Griffin, LaToya Jackson, BET's Stephen Hill, Katherine Jackson and Rebbie Jackson. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images/BET Networks) BET Awards 2012 is now part of television history. However, music still matters at BET as ...

  42. Conrad Murray Won't be Asked to Pay Restitution

    January 18, 2012 7:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Prosecutors will not seek restitution against the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson after conferring with the singer's parents and attorneys for his estate and children. Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson Death Trial The re ...

  43. Items From Michael Jackson's Final Home Fetch $1M at Auction

    December 19, 2011 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 The contents of the home where Michael Jackson lived with his three children just before his death have sold for nearly $1 million at auction. Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, was unable to provide a more specific figure as he con ...

  44. 'X Factor': Jackson Family Attends MJ Night, Plus Another Double Elimination

    December 01, 2011 11:52 AM EST 0 0 0 It was Michael Jackson night last night on "X Factor," and the Jackson family was there to see the contestants pay tribute to the King of Pop. Brothers Tito, Marlon, Jackie, children Paris, Prince, Blanket and mother Katherine Jackson were ...

  45. Michael Jackson's Home, Death Bed Up For Sale

    November 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 After Michael Jackson 's death on June 25, 2009, the gated mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive where the pop star lived with his three children while preparing for his comeback concerts became part media camp, part Jackson tribute ground. Hund ...

  46. Michael Jackson's Mom & Kids Get $30 Million From Estate

    September 14, 2011 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's estate has generated more than $310 million in the two years since the pop singer died deeply in debt, enabling executors to distribute a preliminary payment of $30 million to Jackson's mother and children, and to unnamed ...

  47. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green to Headline Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 11, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will pay their respects to the king of pop with performances at the October Michael Jackson tribute concert. Promoters for Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert confirm to CNN that two of the four The Voice coach ...

  48. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green to Headline Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 11, 2011 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will pay their respects to the king of pop with performances at the October Michael Jackson tribute concert. Promoters for Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert confirm to CNN that two of the four The Voice coaches ...

  49. Michael Jackson Estate Settles 'Heal the World' Lawsuit

    April 19, 2011 7:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson's estate reached a settlement Tuesday that ended its lengthy fight with a nonprofit that claimed it was the successor to the singer's Heal the World charity. The deal came just as a trial was set to begin to decide ownersh ...

  50. Billboard Bits: MJ's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Bieber Dishes on Selena Gomez

    February 03, 2011 4:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Michael Jackson's Family Able to Sue AEG Live, Court Judge Says According to Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos, Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jacks ...

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