Jury rejects Jackson lawsuit in wrongful death trial
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A California jury on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Michael Jackson's family seeking massive damages from tour promoter AEG Live over his 2009 death.
The 12-person panel agreed that AEG Live hired Conrad Murray, but found that he was not unfit or incompetent for the job, which was one of the requirements for the Jackson lawsuit to succeed.
The jury had deliberated for three days after a five-month trial in which the Jackson family alleged that AEG Live negligently hired and supervised Murray.
The verdict took only minutes to be read out at a Los Angeles courtroom, with answers only given to two out of the 16 questions on the jury verdict form.