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Michael Jackson family loses negligence case against concert promoters

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A Los Angeles court has ruled in favour of concert promoters AEG Live in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit.

The Jackson family had blamed the company for hiring Conrad Murray, the medic found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the rock star’s death.

His fitness as a doctor was crucial to the outcome of the case.

A jury spokesperson read out the verdict:

“Question number one: did AEG Live hire Dr. Conrad Murray? Answer Yes.
Question number two: was Dr. Conrad Murray unfit or incompetent to perform for the work for which he was hired? Answer No.”

The five month trial picked over the details of Jackson’s life in the lead up to the 50-year-old’s death in June 2009.

He died from a lethal dose of the anaesthetic propofol administered by the disgraced doctor.