Katherine Jackson and family are pursuing a claim against concert promoter.
By Gil Kaufman
When he was alive, Michael Jackson was forever embroiled in a series of complex and expensive-sounding lawsuits. But even in death, the late King of Pop is the subject of major legal action. None could potentially be bigger than the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the pop icon’s mother, Katherine Jackson, against concert promotion giant AEG Live.
Reuters reported that a Los Angeles judge ruled on Wednesday that the civil lawsuit can go forward. It will proceed in parallel with the criminal case against Jackson’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson’s June 2009 death from an overdose of the powerful surgical anesthetic propofol. Murray is the only person charged in Jackson’s death and he is currently awaiting trial in that matter.